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Old 11-08-2009, 05:35 PM   #1
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How big is an extra large egg ??

Im looking at a few recipes that call for extra large eggs ( see orange pound cake thread). My problem is that I get my eggs from my chickens, which are only about 7 months old. Therefore, their eggs haven't reached full size yet ( not even close to large or extra large). So my question is, can i scramble up a few of the eggs, and then measure a certain amount to be equivalent to an extra large egg? And of so, what is the measurement in volume ( approximately) of an extra large egg, vs large......

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Old 11-08-2009, 05:47 PM   #2
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Med egg 1.75 oz.

Large egg 2.00 oz.

Extra-large 2.25 oz.

Jumbo 2.5 oz.

"for example, 4 jumbo eggs (2.5 oz each) are equivalent to 5 large eggs (2 oz each)"
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:54 PM   #3
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Med egg 1.75 oz.

Large egg 2.00 oz.

Extra-large 2.25 oz.

Jumbo 2.5 oz.

"for example, 4 jumbo eggs (2.5 oz each) are equivalent to 5 large eggs (2 oz each)"
Weight or liquid measure?
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:59 PM   #4
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Old 11-08-2009, 07:49 PM   #5
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USDA Size or Weight Class Minimum net weight per dozen Jumbo 30 ounces Extra Large 27 ounces Large 24 ounces Medium 21 ounces Small 18 ounces Peewee 15 ounces
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:16 PM   #6
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For young chickens, use three eggs in place of each two called for in the recipe and you will be OK.
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:41 PM   #7
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Here are a couple of charts and some info to look at:

Baking911 Egg Info

Egg Sizes and Equivalents

These will give you an idea of how many eggs of various sizes it takes to make 1 cup of eggs.
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:05 AM   #8
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The largest eggs in my supermarket are size 8, which weigh 70 to 80 grams.
80gms =2.82 oz.
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