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1 Egg white = ?? ounces??

post #1 of 17
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Would you say that 1 large egg white (from a large egg) = 1 ounce?

I am trying to figure out a recipe and need to know how many ounces is one egg white.

Thanks.
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post #2 of 17
I found on a site that 1 egg white = 6 gm. , but that doesn't seem like enough to me. I'd say that 1 oz. is more accurate.

Here's the site: http://waltonfeed.com/self/labels/eggwhite.html

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post #3 of 17
Maybe you shoudl measure it in a measuring cup? Does yours have ounces next to the 1/2 cup 1/4 cup, ect? Just put the egg white in there and see what it comes up to. icon_smile.gif Or if you have a scale thats even better.
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post #4 of 17
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Yes, thank you for your answers. I was going to measure the egg white just to make sure it equals to 1 ounce.

I know it depends on the egg too. Not all large eggs are large icon_wink.gificon_rolleyes.gif

I was trying to get heads up before tyring the recipe.

I have this recipe that calls for 12 eggs divided. Then you remove 4 of the egg whites for the icing, which I don't want to do.

The recipe then adds 4 oz of milk, which I think is replacing the 4 egg whites taken for the icing. So I was thinking of leaving all the egg whites and then omitting the 4 oz of milk.

What do you all think?

I hate to mess it up because I don't want to waste 12 eggs so I wanted to be sure.... icon_cry.gif
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post #5 of 17
One large egg weighs 50 grams, which is about 2 ounces.

By volume, one large egg is 1/4 cup, which is also 2 ounces.

IIRC, the amount of yolk and the amount of white is about half and half, so it should be one ounce for each.

As far as the recipe goes, I wouldn't substitute the extra egg whites for the milk, because that might be "too much" egg white and you may not get the same results. Just take the extra whites and add them to your next omelet or something. icon_wink.gif

hth!
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if you find out Maria, would you please post your findings. this would be really helpful in the future for me. I don't know how many times I've tryed to measure these. I should get some better measuring cups. LOL thanks
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post #7 of 17
Here's a link with the measurement of egg white and egg yolk (and lots of other things, too).

http://72.14.207.104/search?q=cache:rltTTAc87tgJ:www.kswheat.com/upload/Baking%20measurements%20and%20substitutions.pdf%20egg%20white%20measurement%20&hl=en

scroll down to the bottom of page 2, eggs are the last item in the first column.

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Laura.
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Thanks Laura!! icon_smile.gif
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post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by pinkopossum

if you find out Maria, would you please post your findings. this would be really helpful in the future for me. I don't know how many times I've tryed to measure these. I should get some better measuring cups. LOL thanks



Okay, I measured 1 large egg and it weight about 1 ounce. A bit more... More it was closer to 1 ounce.

All eggs are not equal so we should always measure them just in case.

But I see that's what this lady was doing. She was taking the 4 egg whites = 4 ounces and then adding 4 oz of liquid to compensate.

I will try it.
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post #10 of 17
thank you soooo much Maria! I really appreciate this. hopefully this will cut down on some time. thanks again!! Image
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post #11 of 17

I have egg whites left over from another recipe and I have a new recipe that calls for 3 egg whites, so the general consensus is that I can use about 3 oz and it'll be the same? 

post #12 of 17

I often use the pasteurized whites in the carton.  On the side it says 1 large white is equal to 3 tbsp and 3/4 c is equal to 4 large whites.  I just separated 4 large eggs and I got a little over 2/3 cup (a little less than 3/4).  4 extra large would probably be a full 3/4 of a cup.  Either way, close enough!

 

2/3 of a cup is 10.6 tablespoons.  1/2 cup is 8 table spoons.   If one white is about 3 tablespoons,  then you need 1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp.  to equal 9 tbsp  

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post #13 of 17

Thanks! I often think recipes should call for a certain amount of eggs or whites, and you should say beat the eggs together and then measure the volume.  Especially where a lot of eggs are concerned.  My angel food cake recipe calls for a dozen egg whites, I should start measuring just in the interest of being curious how much that comes out to and what result it has on my cakes.

post #14 of 17

I will be trying to make SMBC for the first time using the 1 2 3 recipe of dyannbakes.. thanks to this thread.. :)

post #15 of 17

This thread has caused me to pay a little more attention to the volume and weight of the egg whites I use. It also helps with conversions if different sized eggs are used.  For my SMBC, I use 10 large egg whites which is consistently 1.5 cups.  The weight is 12 fluid ounces,  12.25 ounces.  HTH!

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