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    Recipe calls for 3 extra large eggs - I have large

    How many large eggs would equal 3 extra large? Thanks.

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    Help with cooking site says:

    Even though it says to use equal, depending on what you are making, I might use 3.5? Hope this helps.

    Egg size
    The majority of cooking recipes will specify for large eggs however, you could use the equivalent in medium or extra large eggs.
    1 large egg is the equivalent of 1 medium egg or 1 extra large egg.
    2 large eggs is the equivalent of 2 medium eggs or 2 extra large eggs.
    3 large eggs is the equivalent of 4 medium eggs or 3 extra large eggs.
    4 large eggs is the equivalent of 5 medium eggs or 4 extra large eggs.
    5 large eggs is the equivalent of 6 medium eggs or 5 extra large eggs.
    Eggs are sized on their weight. Therefore, medium eggs weigh between 53 - 63g, large eggs weigh between 63 - 73g and extra large eggs weigh more than 73g.
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    I'd use 3 regardless of the recipe, jmho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sneezles View Post
    I'd use 3 regardless of the recipe, jmho.
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    A large egg equals 3-1/2 tablespoons of beaten egg.
    An extra large egg equals 4 tablespoons.
    (I've read that when using from 1 to 3 eggs, the difference between large and extra large doesn't really matter. However, when I'm baking I like to be exact.)

    I wonder if you're making a recipe of Ina Garten's? Her recipes use extra large eggs. (She says they are a better buy; but not if you have to buy large eggs for everyone else's recipes and extra large only for hers!) Large eggs are the standard today for recipes.

    I love Ina's Lemon Yogurt Cake, which calls for 3 extra large eggs; I use 3 large eggs plus 1-1/2 T. beaten egg.

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