What is ea in some recipes theay say sugar 1 ea

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Ingredients Amounts



Onions, red 2 ea.

Chiles, green 4 ea.

Ginger, fresh, 1 inch piece 1 ea.

Tomato 2 ea.

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creamtea
creamtea February 6, 2012

ea. = each

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jmburns
jmburns February 6, 2012

EA is each but I do not understand 1 ea for sugar. What cookbook did it come from?

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susan g
susan g February 6, 2012

Each, meaning a piece, a single thing. For sugar, could it mean a cube?

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pierino
pierino February 6, 2012

Sometimes recipes are just flat out badly written.

MarcusV
MarcusV February 6, 2012

Does the "each" mean "each single recipe"?

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Nelli Kulcsar
Nelli Kulcsar September 20, 2017

By my understanding it stands for each as in if the recipe is for 4 person/serving you have to use 2 pieces of tomato for each servings.
I may be completely wrong as my native language is not english, but in my language and concept of cooking it means that.

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