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Under 30 Minutes

Soft-Cooked Eggs with Coriander Salt

To crack a soft-cooked egg, tap around the top third of the shell with a butter knife, and gently pull it off. If you'd like, you can substitute toasted fennel seeds or celery seeds for the coriander.

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  • Servings: 6
Soft-Cooked Eggs with Coriander Salt

Photography: William Brinson

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2012


  • 1 tablespoon whole coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature


  1. Toast coriander seeds in a small dry skillet over medium heat until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a spice grinder or a mortar and pestle. Add salt and pepper, and finely grind together.

  2. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Gently place eggs in water, and simmer 4 minutes. Remove from water, and place, wide side down, in 6 egg cups or ramekins. Serve with coriander salt.

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