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Runny egg, can I, should I?????

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insertwittynicknameHERE Sun 15-Mar-09 11:11:32

I am massively craving a fried egg on toast with proper runny yolk, I am 22+2 weeks pg, can I? should I?, would you?

electra Sun 15-Mar-09 11:13:19

I would. I don't really have anything off limits when I'm pregnant, just try to cut down on certain things.

SlightlyMadScotland Sun 15-Mar-09 11:13:39

Shouldn' it carries a small risk of Salmonella.

An egg isn't going to cause problems but salmonella might.

But I don't know what he actual risks of salmoella are.

<I ate whippy icecream when pg with DTDs as I didn'trealise that was forbidden and I was fine>

insertwittynicknameHERE Sun 15-Mar-09 11:16:19

I have had whippy ice cream with DD and with this lo, I didn't know it was out of bounds blush

titmouse Sun 15-Mar-09 11:48:28

I've eaten runny eggs throughout, but exercised the following cautions - as long as I know it's fresh and cooked myself (not some dodgy cafe where you don't know how long it has been there etc) and has been stored properly I don't see the risk as being any more than theoretical. I do know a lot of women who wouldn't, though. I've eaten cheeses I probably shouldnt too cos I just set my own guidelines that I am happy with.

insertwittynicknameHERE Sun 15-Mar-09 11:51:47

I just had two fried eggs on toast (both with a runny yolk) gawd it was delsih.

I bought the eggs fresh yesterday, they are free range and organic (not sure if that has any bearing) they have the lion stamp and have been in the fridge since I got back yesterday.

They were yum.

TrillianAstra Sun 15-Mar-09 11:53:20

Basically all the eggs you buy have the red lion mark on them, right?

That means the chickens have been vaccinated against salmonella.

So if all the chickens in the farm were vaccinated, then the chickens don't have salmonella, so the eggs don't have salmonella, so you won't get salmonella.

But still my pregnant friend won't eat anything with partially-cooked egg in it. Anyone know why?

insertwittynicknameHERE Sun 15-Mar-09 11:57:21

That is reassuring trillian. I wont feel so bad next time I have a runny egg. I have really missed them this pg.

I was very strict with myself when I was pg with DD, although it wasn't hard as I didn't want to eat anyway lol.

With this one I have been a bit more relaxed, I have had a white wine spritzer when I want one (not often mind). I have eaten all sorts that I didn't with DD.

TrillianAstra Sun 15-Mar-09 12:10:33

Lion mark

I'm not promising anything, of course, I accept no responsibility if someone eats an egg, subsequently gets ill, and decides to blame it on the egg.

insertwittynicknameHERE Sun 15-Mar-09 12:11:50

lol grin

TinkerBellesMumandFiFi2 Sun 15-Mar-09 12:27:29

British eggs are fine as our hens are immunised. It's only in the last few years that all the hens have been immunised which is why there is still confusion over the issue and American hens aren't immunised as standard so they're still saying no to runny/ raw eggs.

Eggs are good for you, enjoy them!

christiana Sun 15-Mar-09 12:30:26

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TrillianAstra Sun 15-Mar-09 12:31:12

And a runny white is yuck! grin

insertwittynicknameHERE Sun 15-Mar-09 12:36:28

Agree with yukky runny white, but loooove a runny yolk.

MustHaveaVeryShortMemory Sun 15-Mar-09 12:38:18

So pleased to see this thread.... Going to cook a runny egg grin

TinkerBellesMumandFiFi2 Sun 15-Mar-09 12:38:36

I have a taste for a proper fried egg now!

I like my white crispy and my yolk completely runny. I find the best way is to put a deep layer of oil in the frying pan, heat it till it's really hot (I test it by dipping a fork in the egg white then in the oil, if it sizzles straight away it's hot enough) and then tip the egg in (I have it in a glass ready) and almost straight away I lift it out again.


insertwittynicknameHERE Sun 15-Mar-09 12:42:27

Tinkerbelle, snap, I love a crispy white and very runny yolk, mmmm yum. I want another one now.

TinkerBellesMumandFiFi2 Sun 15-Mar-09 13:12:33

Guess what I'm eating grin

Tee2072 Sun 15-Mar-09 13:17:45

Not to freak anyone out, but according to this site only 85% of UK eggs are Lyon Eggs. So not all have had the vaccine.

And there is no indication for Irish eggs, which might be a consideration if you live in Northern Ireland like I do.

Of course, any egg you personally purchase and cook you can make sure it has the Lyon Eggs, but you can never be sure when eating out!

TinkerBellesMumandFiFi2 Sun 15-Mar-09 13:28:15

I haven't seen an egg without a lion in a long time, I don't know where the 15% go but it's not Tescos.

I don't eat fried eggs out anyway as they're not usually how I like them.

MustHaveaVeryShortMemory Sun 15-Mar-09 13:59:41

Oh it was so nice... I had mine with a cadbury's creme egg chaser. Perfect!

princessmel Sun 15-Mar-09 18:29:23

Oh I'm so glad I saw this! I didn't have runny eggs with ds or dd

Can't believe I sent back a beautifully runny poached egg to dh last week so he could cook it more

Poppet45 Mon 16-Mar-09 10:59:10

As for the infection risk, free range eggs actually have a higher risk as - from experience collecting them myself I know hens tend to hide eggs under bushes etc where they can remain for several days in the hot sun... but with battery eggs they are collected daily or even hourly so are fresher.
Not that that makes me willing to buy hideous battery eggs however, its just a reminder that not all organic and free range is better for you - like the heavy metals they add to protect fruit trees - they can actually be worse than modern alternatives.

LavenderStar Tue 17-Mar-09 14:11:53

So what's the consensus on eating tiramissu and chocolate mousse - okay if from M&S?

MarlaSinger Tue 17-Mar-09 14:13:33

M&S Tiramisu was one of my main food groups when I was pregnant

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