If a recipe calls for extra-large eggs and I use an equal number of medium-size eggs, will my recipe turn out?

If a recipe calls for extra-large eggs and I use an equal number of medium-size eggs, will my recipe turn out?
Submitted by kayla.b.craig

Medium eggs cost less than large eggs, so for many uses, substituting medium-size eggs for larger eggs is a smart way to pinch pennies.

In cooking, egg-size substitutions make little difference at all. In baking, however, they may.

Follow this key to adjust recipes for using medium eggs:

  •     1 large egg is the equivalent of 1 medium egg or 1 extra-large egg.
  •     2 large eggs are the equivalent of 2 medium eggs or 2 extra-large eggs.
  •     3 large eggs are the equivalent of 4 medium eggs or 3 extra-large eggs.
  •     4 large eggs are the equivalent of 5 medium eggs or 4 extra-large eggs.
  •     5 large eggs are the equivalent of 6 medium eggs or 5 extra-large eggs.

 

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Thank you, Corthren7172. That was my feeling exactly. kyla.b.craig, the 1st time you make the recipe, follow it exactly, except put the eggs in a bowl + scramble them. Make note of how much the scrambled eggs measure in a measuring cup, then the next time you make the recipe you can use any size egg, as long as you end up w/the same cup-measurement.
Submitted by wyndhawke1
That is the stupidest answer I have ever read... how can a med, large, and extra large be equal to one another... if you need to subsitute.. just add a smidge of mayo or apple sauce in cakes...
Submitted by Cothren7172