I realize this might sound stupid, but I'm genuinely curious. I've always been told not to eat cookie dough due to the raw eggs in it and therefore a risk of salmonella. Well, what about dippy eggs? Is the bacteria found in the whites?
What is a dippy egg?
Fresh mayonnaise contains raw eggs, and I've always eaten that (and cookie dough) with relish. Of course, I make it a point to use local, pastured eggs that I know are very fresh and safe. With supermarket eggs, I wouldn't feel so comfortable.
In general, though, I don't think there's a huge risk of getting sick, but youngsters, pregnant women, the elderly and immunocompromised should be wary of anything containing raw eggs.
Salmonella in eggs is a tricky business. It can originate in the handling process, after the eggs have been laid by the hens, in the transportation, in storage, or even within the hen itself. Healthy hens in a clean environment are not a risk (generally--accidents can happen in even the cleanest environments). Factory raised hens, however, are kept in horrible conditions and are fed things that chickens have not evolved to eat. No good.
My advice: find good eggs. I'm a member of an egg share. I pay a flat fee every month and get a dozen eggs a week. I supplement this with eggs from my tiny flock of chickens. Maximum accountability and freshness, bright orange, nutrient-rich yolks, and happy hens. The eggs also happen to taste way better. A win-win for sure.
LOL glad I am not the only one who had no idea. IF it is a fried egg with the yolk still runny then the answer is yes, that egg is undercooked and still at risk for salmonella. Not that I worry about that risk, but that is my POV and adequately discussed above. :)
I agree use quality eggs and you'll be fine. And I must be the only other person who knows what dippy eggs are. Must be a PA Dutch thing or east coast thing. But FYI dippy eggs are either sunny side up or very over light.
Wow, had you not explained what it is, I would have gone on thinking that dippy eggs were a brand of store bought, fake egg product.Dippy eggs... Makes so much sense now.
And, while I tend to "take a walk on the wild side" and eat (ahem, taste) my own raw cookie, cake, muffin dough/batter regularly, it is interesting to note that the premade cookie doughs that are in the grocery refrigerator case have BIG warnings about not eating raw. I understand a number of people have become very ill from eating the premade raw dough. Just another interesting "smile and file" note with regard to the difference in homemade versus store bought (and the cookie dough manufacturers' argued that they never expected anyone to eat the dough raw -- really??? -- and that it was not an approved use. Hmmm...)
Oh I'm sorry! Yes, dippy eggs are what my family's always called them. Sunny side up would be another way to label them. They white is fried but the yolk is left uncooked....so it's easy to "dip". My apologies!