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Carbonara raw eggs -- do they really cook?


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Carbonara raw eggs -- do they really cook?

Clarissa | Sep 3, 2008 10:27 AM

I'm making a carbonara for a group that includes a baby and someone with a compromised immune system. Do the eggs really cook just by being mixed in with the pasta? I mean, to 160 or whatever you need to kill off bacteria?

I'm considering making it more of a cream and cheese sauce and leaving out the eggs, if necessary. It has some other ingredients that might make up for that wonderful carbonara-ness, hopefully.

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