I recently boiled a duck egg for 7 mins and then immediately placed into iced water, where I let it sit for 10 mins.

I then proceeded to place the cold egg into a water bath set at a temperature of 145°F (63°C) for 2 hours.

I then removed the egg from the bath and made a scotch egg

The egg was still runny after frying (which was fantastic). Will reheating the egg in the water bath be safe as it is above 140°F (60°C)?

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Look at the combination of time and temperature, when you decide whether it is safe or not. Baldwin recommends a 135°F / 57°C water bath for at least 1 hour and 15 minutes to pasteurize a chicken egg. Therefore 63 degrees in two hours should be safe even though the egg is a little larger.

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