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Eating raw eggs

chefhound | Nov 12, 201309:16 PM

This occurred to me while watching yet another food competition show. Often on Top Chef, Chopped, MasterChef etc. the judges chastise the chef/contestant for serving them an undercooked egg. I can't remember if it was Gordon Ramsey or one of the Chopped judges (probably both) who asked if the cook was trying to kill them by serving them raw/undercooked egg.

I may be wrong but I'm pretty sure it's ok to eat raw egg. I love a raw yolk in my tartare, a soft egg in my ramen. I'm pretty sure athletic types put a raw egg in some protein drinks. I also believe that raw egg whites are used in some cocktails for froth and there's a version of chocolate mousse that uses egg whites instead of cream.

So are these judges just freaking out for drama or is it really dangerous to eat raw egg?

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