Egg Cooking Tips

Egg Substitution Guide

Unless otherwise specified, most recipes are written using large eggs.  Generally, medium or extra large eggs can be used instead, unless you’re working with whipped egg whites or baking.

# Large EggsSmallMediumExtra Large
1 egg211
2 eggs322
3 eggs443
4 eggs653
5 eggs764
6 eggs875

Egg Measurement Guide

Egg MeasureImperialMetric
1 large egg3 tablespoons45 mL
5 large eggs1 cup250 mL
1 large egg white2 tablespoons30 mL
8-10 large egg whites1 cup250 mL
1 large egg yolk1 tablespoon15 mL
12-16 large egg yolks1 cup250 mL

Egg Cooking Tips

  • Non-stick Pans: A good non-stick pan is ideal for cooking eggs, because they help prevent eggs from sticking and are easy to clean.
  • Whisk: A whisk is the most effective way to help make your scrambled eggs fluffy or to stiffen egg whites for meringues.
  • Spatulas: A flipping spatula with a broad, flat, flexible blade is ideal for flipping fried eggs or pancakes.  A rubber spatula is ideal for baking, because it hugs the bowl to help mix all the ingredients.  A wooden spatula is ideal for scrambling eggs and making omelettes.
  • Microwave Egg Cookers: Our egg cookers make preparing a variety of eggs in the microwave fast and easy to clean, especially when you’re in a rush.