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    Quantity changed

    How do you decrease quantity measures of eggs? A recipe I want to try calls for 3 eggs and I want to cut the recipe in half? Would you use one or two eggs and if you use 2, do you make any other adjustments?

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    Probably the easiest way to decrease eggs would be to use egg beaters. I believe you use 1/4 cup of egg beaters per egg (it's been awhile since I've used them). The other way to split the egg would be to use either " just the yolk" or "just the white" of the egg instead of the entire egg depending on what type of recipe you're using. Maybe someone else has a better idea...…….

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    Most recipes use med/large eggs. Maybe you could use 2 small eggs

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    I would use 1 egg, then crack a second egg into a small bowl, beat it with a fork, then pour half of that egg in with the first egg.

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    For simplicity sake, I would make 1/3 or 2/3 of the recipe!

    Though for cutting the recipe in 1/2, I would probably decide what I would do,
    dependent on what the recipe is for. Meaning, how picky the end result towards the egg content.
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    Here's a link that might be helpful:

    https://food52.com/hotline/3650-how-...g-for-a-recipe

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    I would go with two. But I do like the egg beaters idea.

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    Great idea!
    Quote Originally Posted by tropit View Post
    I would use 1 egg, then crack a second egg into a small bowl, beat it with a fork, then pour half of that egg in with the first egg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    For simplicity sake, I would make 1/3 or 2/3 of the recipe!

    Though for cutting the recipe in 1/2, I would probably decide what I would do,
    dependent on what the recipe is for. Meaning, how picky the end result towards the egg content.
    That's how I do it. I base the rest of the my measurements on the eggs. It's just easier that way.
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    In such situations I usually use 1 egg and 1 egg yolk. Don’t know if that’s the “right way” but it works for me.

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    Depending on what you are making, I would make the recipe as is and find someone to share it with. Freeze or eat it myself in less than a week. As it is my Husband and I could eat a full recipe.
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