Perfectly Jammy Eggs

Recipe by Lace ZhangDifficulty: Easy


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These are the starting point for those marinated eggs you see topping your bowl of ramen noodles. They also instantly make any dish look more like a treat, their sunset-hued yolks teetering on the cusp of oozy and fudgy (the best of both worlds, like a Gemini!), promising to add a decadent richness to your meal. Not only do they provide visual sustenance, they actually make your meal more complete, adding a source of nutrient-dense protein to your diet. Well, as the song goes… #putanEggonIt. Okay, Beyonce…


  • Eggs

  • Ice Water


  • Bring a saucepan of water to a boil. Make sure there’s enough water to mostly submerge your eggs.
  • Immediately lower your heat down to low, bringing everything to a low slimmer.
  • Gently drop in your eggs, then set the timer for 6 minutes and 30 seconds.
  • Once your timer rings, drop your eggs into a bowl of ice water, arresting further cooking and giving the eggs a chance to cool before you manhandle them.
  • Once cool, time to peel. The most tedious part of this entire process, honestly. Knock your eggs against a hard surface, or use a spoon to knock-knock all over them, until tiny cracks appear all over their surface. Gently peel your eggs. Slice and serve, et voila.


  • Fresher Eggs will be harder to peel! Just peel carefully, and try not to lose your patience (as I often have..) 

About Me


When not working on recipes in her kitchen, cranking up her overused commercial (yes, you read that right) oven at home, Lace can be found reading about food, writing impassioned paragraphs about food, thinking about food till the wee hours of the night, shopping for groceries as a serious sport, or gazing longingly at bakery displays.




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