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Worry-free eggs – raw pasteurized eggs in the shells

by Jennifer Armentrout

fromFine Cooking
Issue 70

If concerns about salmonella in uncooked eggs have turned you off from foods like Caesar dressing and eggs sunny side up, then here’s some good news for you: Whole pasteurized eggs in the shell are available in many supermarkets nationwide. After undergoing a process that involves bathing the eggs in warm water (that’s not hot enough to cook them) for specific time periods, these raw eggs are as safe as pasteurized milk, according to the processor. Except for a slight opacity in the whites, the eggs are practically indistinguishable in appearance and flavor from unpasteurized eggs. Look for them in the fresh egg section of your market under the brand names Davidson’s or Safeway Select. If your store doesn’t carry them, you can ask them to. For more information and to order five dozen or more, visit

Photo: Scott Phillips

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