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How would you adapt this recipe so it doesn't have raw egg?

relizabeth Mar 9, 2013 11:37 AM


Lazy me would leave the egg out, and just not expect a nicely emulsified dressing. Any other suggestions?

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    tastesgoodwhatisit Mar 9, 2013 06:31 PM

    I'd replace the egg yolk and at least part of the olive oil with a commercial (ie pasteurized) mayo. It won't be quite as tasty, but will probably taste closer to the original recipe than other subs.

    Dipping the egg in boiling water will kill pathogens on the surface, but will not kill salmonella inside the egg. Only hard cooking the egg will do that.

    I'd be tempted to see what would happen if you used a cooked egg yolk in the recipe, though.

    1. hotoynoodle Mar 9, 2013 02:28 PM

      plenty of egg-free recipes on the interwebs for this.

      just make a mash-up version.

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        youareabunny Mar 9, 2013 01:48 PM

        Pasteurized egg?

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          Alan408 Mar 9, 2013 11:51 AM

          Replace with mayonnaise, start w/ about 1T mayo per yolk.

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          1. re: Alan408
            ipsedixit Mar 9, 2013 11:53 AM

            Wait, you do realize mayo contains ... egg yolk, right?

            The linked recipe is essentially a spicy mayo.

            1. re: ipsedixit
              Alan408 Mar 9, 2013 12:00 PM

              Sub for "raw egg" ?

              1. re: Alan408
                ipsedixit Mar 9, 2013 12:03 PM

                Mayo contains "raw egg".

              2. re: ipsedixit
                relizabeth Mar 9, 2013 12:05 PM

                Yah, but isn't commercial mayo pasturized? I have a compromised immune system at the moment, so I am taking precautions.

                1. re: relizabeth
                  ipsedixit Mar 9, 2013 12:11 PM

                  You have 3 options essentially to sub out the raw yolk.

                  1. Tahini (which was suggested)
                  2. Plain or vanilla yogurt (regular not Greek)
                  3. Olive oil with some corn starch mixed in.

                  To me, it's weird to use mayo to make mayo.

            2. ipsedixit Mar 9, 2013 11:50 AM

              vanilla yogurt

              1. MissBubbles Mar 9, 2013 11:44 AM

                if you dip the egg in boiling water for 1 min it makes it safe and it works the same as a raw egg. It's hard to imitate the silky creaminess that raw egg brings. Tahini can help if you really don't want egg.

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                1. re: MissBubbles
                  GH1618 Mar 9, 2013 02:31 PM

                  This method is not reliable:


                  "Can shell eggs be pasteurized?
                  Shell eggs can be pasteurized by a processor if FDA accepted the process for the destruction of Salmonella. Pasteurized shell eggs are now available at some grocery stores. Like all eggs, they must be kept refrigerated to retain quality. The equipment to pasteurize shell eggs isn't available for home use, and it is very difficult to pasteurize shell eggs at home without cooking the contents of the egg."

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