Egg Equivalent Amounts

Most recipes express egg ingredients as number of large eggs while others cite the requirements in terms of liquid measurement. The number of eggs (of any size) needed to satisfy liquid or large egg measurements is shown in the following chart.

Extra Large Eggs

Large Eggs

Medium Eggs

Small Eggs

Approximate Measure

1

1

1

1

3 tablespoons

2

2

2

3

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons

3

3

4

4

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons

3

4

5

6

3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon

4

5

6

7

1 cup

5

6

7

8

1 cup plus 3 tablespoons

6

8

10

11

1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons

8

10

12

14

2 cups

10

12

14

17

2 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons

Source: Mississippi State University Extension Service: http://www.msstate.edu/dept/poultry/4heggs.htm

Related Links:

Egg Characteristics

Egg Nutritional Composition

Egg Quality Determination

Egg Storage and Handling

Egg Cooking Methods

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