Health Tip: Cook Eggs the Right Way
(HealthDay News) -- Cooking eggs properly can help reduce the
risk of a food-borne illness, so it's important to make sure eggs
are always thoroughly cooked.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics lists these tips to help
make sure eggs are properly cooked:
- Cook eggs of any style (scrambled, boiled or fried) until yolks
are firm instead of runny.
- Make sure egg-based dishes, such as casseroles or quiches, are
cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees or higher by using
a food thermometer.
- Never taste or eat raw eggs alone or in uncooked foods such as
cookie dough or cake batter.
- Skip the raw eggs called for in recipes like Caesar dressing
and instead substitute with a pasteurized liquid egg or egg
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