Wondering if you can substitute an equal number of medium-size eggs for extra-large eggs? It is helpful to know the proper way to substitute eggs. Plus, get our best egg recipes and tips.


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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