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Health Tip: Cooking With Eggs

Make sure they're thoroughly heated

(HealthDay News) -- Raw eggs can harbor germs that can make you sick, so it's important to make sure any egg dishes are thoroughly cooked.

The U.S. Food Safety Inspection Service offers these egg-cooking tips:

  • Make sure all egg mixtures and dishes, including quiches and casseroles, are cooked to at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Do not make frosting or desserts from recipes that involve uncooked eggs or egg ingredients.
  • Bake pies topped with meringue at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes.
  • Reheat egg dishes to at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Promptly refrigerate leftovers.

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