Are Eggs Subject to the Prohibition of Bishul Akum?

Yes. The Gemara (A.Z. 38b) says that an egg that was roasted by a non-Jew is forbidden. This Halacha is brought in Shulchan Aruch (Y.D. 113:14) as well: “Although a raw egg can be swallowed raw, nevertheless if it is cooked by a non-Jew it is forbidden.” Although generally, foods that are nechal chai (eaten raw) are not subject to the prohibition of bishul akum, in this case they are forbidden, since eating raw eggs is considered an abnormal manner of eating


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