Question: I've read that in light of the recent outbreaks of food-borne illness caused by raw eggs contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends consumers avoid eating raw eggs and foods containing raw eggs, such as homemade blender mayonnaise. Is it safe to make mayonnaise using egg substitute?
Answer: Yes, according to information from Nabisco Brands Inc., makers of Egg Beaters Cholesterol-Free 99% Real Egg Product. Because this product is double pasteurized, it eliminates any risk of Salmonella enteritidis.
The following recipe is appropriate for people who must follow low cholesterol/low saturated-fat diets recommended by their doctors, but also for those who are health conscious or want to eliminate the risk of using raw eggs.
1/3 cup cholesterol-free egg product
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 cup corn oil