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raw egg

An egg in its fresh, uncooked state, esp. one intended for food. Human consumption of raw or inadequately cooked eggs has caused Salmonella infections. To kill Salmonella organisms, if present, eggs should be boiled for 7 min, fried for 3 min per side, or poached for 5 min. It is unsafe to use sauces or dressings made with raw eggs. Fresh eggs should be refrigerated; cracked eggs should be discarded.
See: salmonellosis
See also: egg
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Most people are pretty scared of making any kind of sauce or mayo dressing that involves raw eggs, oil and a lot of whisking.
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We tend not to drink raw egg that much in society anymore so I deeply favour the much more appetising cooked version.
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When making any type of raw egg dish, you must ensure everything is scrupulously clean and the eggs are ultra fresh with a stamp from a good supplier.