August 19, 2010
Mindy Brashears, a food safety expert from Texas Tech University, says the most important point is to cook your eggs before you eat them. "It may sound obvious," she says, but anyone who has faced raw cookie dough knows the temptation may arise despite the uncooked eggs the dough contains. Another issue -- many homemade ice cream recipes call for raw eggs. "It's definitely a concern," she said. Translation: Use an ice cream recipe without eggs, or substitute pasteurized eggs.