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# How many medium eggs equal one large egg?

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When measuring by the egg only, a single medium egg is equal to a large egg for recipe use, according to About Food. The ratio changes as larger amounts of eggs are required, with five medium eggs needed to equal four large eggs.

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If the recipe requires eggs by volume, then one cup of large eggs is equal to six medium eggs, and there are five large eggs in one cup. A cup of large egg whites requires seven eggs, which can be replaced with eight medium egg whites. For egg yolks, a cup requires 14 large egg yolks, which is equal to 16 medium ones.

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