I was curious about this. Are large eggs always the best value? I know I always grab for them and I’m sure many of you do, too.
Did you know that the difference between sizes is 3 oz.? Not much.. A dozen medium eggs are 21 oz., large- 24oz., extra large- 27oz., and jumbo- 30oz.
My local $.99 Only Store sells medium eggs for $.99 and I have passed them up in the past, because they are medium. I have come to realize that is really silly- because the cheapest I can get large ones most of the time is around $1.75. Knowing that their is only a 3 oz. difference put in perspective that the $.99 price is a real bargain- saving me $.30 a dozen (4.7 cents per oz. vs. 7.2 cents).
The only problem with buying a size different than large is baking with them, since all recipes are based on large eggs. But I found some conversion information at Egg Solutions and Incredible Egg that you will find helpful:
:: 5 medium eggs = 4 large eggs = 4 extra large eggs
:: 6 medium eggs = 5 large eggs = 4 extra large eggs
:: 7 medium eggs = 6 large eggs = 5 extra large eggs
:: 1 medium egg = 3 tablespoons
:: 1 large egg = 3¼ tablespoons
Hope that helps!!
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