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If you’ve been wondering how to make jammy eggs, this easy recipe will give you the perfect soft boiled egg, every time. For a delicious and nutritious meal, I paired these eggs with avocado, tomatoes, and Persian favorites: walnuts and feta. You’re going to love ’em!

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The Perfect Jammy Eggs

The flavor and texture profile on this breakfast lineup does not disappoint! Jammy eggs, avocado, tomato, walnuts, and feta. If you haven’t taken a bite of walnut and feta together, you’re missing out. Add in Chile Lime Seasoning and Everything Bagel Seasoning, and you’re in business!!

This is super simple to pull together and takes less than 10 minutes from start to finish. It’s quick, filling, and a great addition to any breakfast dish.

Just cook the eggs in boiling water for a few minutes, place them in a bowl of ice water, peel, and reveal those perfectly jammy yolks. 

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Why They’re the Best

  • ​The recipe gives you the perfect soft-boiled eggs, every time!
  • A low-carb, keto-friendly recipe that is high in protein and healthy fats.
  • You can use this jammy eggs recipe to enhance any breakfast dish.
  • It’s simple, quick, and will keep you full for a long time.

Made with 5 Fresh Ingredients 

  • Eggs: Use your eggs of choice.
  • Avocado: I gotta have the avocado, or it’s not breakfast!
  • Bulgarian Feta: Always get your feta in blocks in brine, never pre-crumbled.
  • Cherry Tomatoes: Juicy and sweet. The perfect addition to these jammy eggs.
  • Walnuts: There’s just something special about walnuts, feta, and tomatoes together. That’s the Persian in me. Trust me, it’s so good.
  • Seasoning: I seasoned these eggs with Trader Joe’s Chile Lime Seasoning and Everything Bagel Seasoning.

Variations and Substitutions

Feta: You’re welcome to sub the Bulgarian feta for another type of feta or your favorite kind of cheese.

Tomatoes: Any kind of tomatoes will work, but I recommend cherry or grape tomatoes for their sweetness and bite-sized convenience.

Toppings & sides: Use any of your favorite egg toppings or sides. These would be tasty with some crispy bacon, breakfast sausage, arugula, hot honey, hot sauce, chili onion crunch, or fresh berries.

Seasoning: Other great seasoning options that taste good on eggs are salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, dill, basil, or red pepper flakes.

How to Make Jammy Soft Boiled Eggs

The steps are simple, and I’m outlining them below, but be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to view the full, printable recipe card. You can also watch how it comes together in my Instagram reel!

A serving of jammy eggs on a gray plate over a wooden cutting board.

STEP 1 – BOIL EGGS

Bring a pot of water to a gentle boil. Once boiling, lower to medium-high heat and gently place the eggs in the water with a slotted spoon. Boil the eggs for 6 1/2 minutes

Pro Tip: If you prefer a firmer yolk, boil the eggs for 7 to 8 minutes.

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STEP 2 – ICE BATH

Once the time is up, immediately place the eggs into a bowl of cold water with ice cubes. This will stop the eggs from cooking further. Leave the eggs in the water for about 5 minutes.

Eggs in an ice bath for how to make jammy eggs.

STEP 3 – PEEL EGGS

Next, pour the ice water out of the bowl, keeping the eggs inside with your hands.

Then, roll the eggs, one at a time, along a clean, flat surface, applying gentle pressure to allow the eggshells to crack. Peel the egg shells carefully and discard the shells (or compost them!)

Pro Tip: To get the shells off quickly and easily, make sure to carefully break the membrane under the shell with your fingertips. Take your time! Patience is key.

STEP 4 – ASSEMBLE & SERVE

Once your soft eggs are de-shelled, cut them in half lengthwise. Be careful not to let the runny yolk spill! Plate them up and add your sliced avocado, crumbled Bulgarian feta, sliced cherry tomatoes, and walnuts

Then, for the finishing touch, sprinkle on some Trader Joe’s Chile Lime Seasoning and Everything Bagel seasoning.

ENJOY!

FAQ

What are jammy eggs?

Jammy eggs are a popular delicacy that is commonly used in various dishes, such as a bowl of ramen, salads, or sandwiches. Unlike traditional hard-boiled eggs, jammy eggs have a runny yolk center and a creamy outer layer.

Why are my soft-boiled eggs hard to peel?

If you find that your soft-boiled eggs are difficult to peel, don’t worry – it happens to the best of us. There could be a few reasons for this:

  • Freshness: As eggs age, they produce more carbon dioxide, which makes the whites stickier and harder to peel.
  • Temperature change: Placing cold eggs directly into hot water can cause them to crack and make peeling difficult.
  • Cooking time: Undercooking eggs can cause them to be harder to peel, as the whites are not fully set and tend to stick to the shell.

To avoid these issues, make sure you use fresh eggs that are at least a week old. You can also try adding a pinch of baking soda to the boiling water, as this can help make the eggs easier to peel.

A plate of jammy eggs on a cutting board with a fork.

What are the health benefits of a soft-boiled egg?

According to WebMD, soft-boiled eggs have several health benefits. They are low in calories, high in protein, and rich in essential vitamins and minerals. Eggs also contain carotenoids, contain only 72 calories, and are a great source of iron and vitamins, including vitamin D, B6, B12, and minerals like zinc, copper, and phosphorus.

Storage

I suggest storing leftover cooked eggs with the shell still on to keep them fresher for longer. Store them in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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Yield: 1 serving

How to Make Jammy Eggs

Jammy eggs on a gray plate with toppings for how to make jammy eggs recipe.

These jammy eggs are super simple to pull together and takes less than 10 minutes from start to finish. It's quick, filling, and a great addition to any breakfast dish.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 6-7 cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 oz. toasted walnuts
  • 1 to 2 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
  • Chili Lime seasoning, to taste
  • “Everything Bagel" seasoning, to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. Once boiling, lower the heat to medium-high and gently place the eggs in the water with a slotted spoon. Boil the eggs for 6 1/2 minutes. If you prefer a firmer yolk, boil the eggs for 7-8 minutes.
  2. Immediately plunge the eggs into an ice bath (a bowl of cold water with ice). This will stop the eggs from cooking further. Leave the eggs in the water for about 5 minutes.
  3. Drain the water and remove the eggs. Roll them, one at a time, along a clean, flat surface, applying gentle pressure to allow the egg shells to crack. 
  4. Peel the egg shells carefully and discard the shells (or compost them!) To get the shells off quickly and easily, make sure to carefully break the membrane under the shell with your fingertips. 
  5. Cut your eggs in half lengthwise. Be careful not to let the runny yolk spill! Plate them up and add your sliced avocado, sliced cherry tomatoes, crumbled Bulgarian feta, and walnuts. Sprinkle on some Trader Joe's Chile Lime seasoning and Everything Bagel seasoning. Enjoy!

Notes

I suggest storing leftover cooked eggs with the shell still on to keep them fresher for longer. Store them in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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