Eating fresh eggs..."over easy please"

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Robertbrown, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. Robertbrown

    Robertbrown Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 6, 2010
    West Central Florida
    We recently aquired a couple of Serama hens. These two produce about 4-5 small eggs each week. This morning I made an omlette (recipe on request) using about 10. The eggs were fine, not much flavor but a nice texture.
    I was wondering about cooking these eggs over easy or otherwise not throughly cooked and the risks invoved with this. Does enyone have any input as to the health risks with egg yolks that are partially cooke such as eggs "sunny side up", "over easy" or "over medium"?
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2010
  2. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    eating raw or not thoroughly cooked eggs can result in salmonella , having said that the risk is mostly due to unsanitary conditions in commercial factories. Small flocks do not not normally have this disease. I make home made mayonaise from my raw eggs (delish) and eat them over easy all the time. I make cake ,brownie and cookie batter all the time and give the grandkids licks. I have no qualms about it at all.
  3. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    I completely agree with Purr. I use my fresh (unrefridgerated!) eggs even in egg cooking the eggs. We have over easy eggs all the time. I would not do this with store bought eggs.
  4. dntd

    dntd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 4, 2009
    I have aten over easy for all of my life and never have I gotten sick. I am now allergic to store bought eggs that are fed flax as I'm allergic to flax.
  5. maizey

    maizey Chillin' With My Peeps

    had one this morning.. and about 2-3 days a week for the last year or so..even used store eggs
  6. Raiquee

    Raiquee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Big Bend, WI
    if you're okay eating store bought eggs over easy, then I wouldn't think twice about eating home grown/raised ones over easy! It's my favorite way to eat eggs, and the yolk is sooo much richer and delicious than store bought ones!

    ETA: There is always the risk of Salmonella, and the USDA/FDA will tell you all about the consumption of raw eggs. Does this stop people or resturants from serving them? No. If you are asking if there are more risks involved doing this with eggs from your chickens vs eggs from the store, I'd say no loud and clear! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2010
  7. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    I have always liked scrambled eggs and over easy eggs. My family as well. I have been making over easy eggs for quite some time and so far, no adverse reactions. I agree, I think it is more prevalent with big commercial breeders.
  8. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia

    Yes, there is a risk. I have eaten them overeasy all my life. I actually think I've probably been exposed and developed some immunity.

    Another thought, I recently read in a discussion about salmonella, just turn your eggs over. It doesn't take a very high temp to kill these germs. BigMike&Nan talked on here about coddling his eggs to make mayo for groups, etc. -- really just barely warms them, til the white just starts to turn white, if I remember correctly.
  9. cheri222

    cheri222 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2010
    Erie PA
    While in China, we had overeasy eggs and they served them in a little bowl with lots of soy sauce and a dash of hot sauce. No one got sick! At that point I would have eaten anything that reminded me of home. They were really yum. No we did not try the 1000 yr eggs, they even sold them in walmart, Anything that looked that disgusting was not on the consumption list.

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