over easy eggs?

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over easy eggs?

Everything I have read says no raw eggs, but are these really considered raw? I could really go for an over easy egg with some toast Sad And even if i shouldn't have it is it ok to cheat once in a while?

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I have cheated and had over medium eggs (I don't like them super runny, but enough to dip my toast in). It is actually one of few things on the food no-no list that I do cheat with.

According to the mayo clinic..."During pregnancy, you're at increased risk of bacterial food poisoning. Your reaction might be more severe than if you weren't pregnant. Rarely, food poisoning affects the baby, too."
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pregnancy-nutrition/PR00109

It was worth it to me because I was craving it so bad (plus I am a Microbiologist so I work with Salmonella everyday... that makes it less scary to me than listeriosis or toxoplasmosis which I never work with)

But if you decide its not worth the risk of getting food poisoning maybe try making an omelet instead. I made one the other day with three different types of cheese in it, and some chopped bacon sprinkled in it. It was delicious.

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I eat tons of over medium eggs....it's my favorite! I didn't know it was a no no. *sniff* *sniff* Sad

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If you by free range eggs it should be just fine. We have our own chickens, so I eat them all the time.

This also really should go for ANYTIME you use raw eggs.. cookie dough (who doesn't like to eat cookie dough) etc.. my kids love licking the bowl... so I use our own eggs for that. But if not I would buy organic cage free for any raw eating. We only have 5 chickens, so we have to still buy eggs from the store. When I use the store bought eggs I make sure to cook them all the way (usually scrambled) to kill the bacteria.

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As long as the white is fully cooked you should be fine. I can only eat eggs if the yoke is runny, add it to toast with a little bacon and it's a small piece of heaven for me. lol. BTW I eat eggs with the yoke runny all the time even while pregnant and never have a problem. It's the shells and whites the carry salmonella so a runny yoke is just fine. Smile

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We eat "dippy eggs" to dip our toast in at least once or twice a week! My kids and husband all love them (its still growing on the 3 year old lol) We also have our own chickens--8 of them, so we RARELY buy store eggs unless we use a LOT of eggs and use them all up. We are usually giving away extra eggs. But I can't stand runny whites, so its good to know that is the part the you should avoid raw.

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Thats good to know, I did eat them that night how I wanted. I do buy the cage free better and more expensive eggs but we don't have our own chickens. That would be neat though!