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Old 01-11-2010, 02:01 PM   #1
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Egg Safety

eggs, in regards to properly cooking.

is the white the only part that needs to be cooked to be safe? ... how come not the yolk ? or are both really supposed to be cooked ?
is the yolk safer then the white ?

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Old 01-11-2010, 02:08 PM   #2
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The entire egg must be cooked to the safe level. That means the yolk and the white must be solid.

Most people ignore that.
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:02 PM   #3
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i know i certainly ignore it. who wants a solid yolk in a fried egg.
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:39 PM   #4
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breakfast has to be dippers or scrambled. hard boiled are for easter, deviled or salad.
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:02 PM   #5
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Have you ever noticed when you go to restaurants that serve eggs, there is always an asterisk next to it and then it says. Consuming raw eggs is dangerous
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:05 PM   #6
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Have you ever noticed when you go to restaurants that serve eggs, there is always an asterisk next to it and then it says. Consuming raw eggs is dangerous
Yeah, same for meats. That's a CYA statement required by lawyers.
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:14 PM   #7
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Several sauces, particularly Hollandaise, bearnaise, and and mayonnaise, are made with raw egg yolks. I make them often, and have wondered just how safe they are.
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I ate this a few days ago. I am still alive, however past performance is not indicative of future results.

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I ate this a few days ago. I am still alive, however past performance is not indicative of future results.

while that looks absolutely beautiful i wouldn't be able to eat raw meat and eggs. i don't think i could get past the raw texture and thoughts of ecoli and salmonella. that being said i do like a REAL Caesar salad dressing using a raw egg which is hidden in the other ingredients.
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:03 PM   #10
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The entire egg must be cooked to the safe level. That means the yolk and the white must be solid.

Most people ignore that.
While this is the definitive "safe" egg prep method, like all things in life, there are degrees of safe and degrees of risk.

Based on what I know, and based on the fact that if uncooked yokes had significant risk based on actual cases of illness, health departments would prohibit the serving of uncooked egg yokes, I feel pretty good about eating "over easy" eggs at home.

Here are some facts on egg safety:

Incredible Edible Egg | Eggs - eggs & food safety
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