A question about a recipe: Meyer Lemon Macarons

How many eggs is 68 grams of egg whites? I heard that 1 egg = 2 oz. Converted to grams it would be one egg =56.69 g. That doesnt seem right.

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Recipe question for: Meyer Lemon Macarons

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JessicaBakes
JessicaBakes October 8, 2011

Sounds like around 2-3 egg whites, but macarons are incredibly precise, so I recommend you truly weigh it out

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dbradley
dbradley March 19, 2012

The average large egg weighs 50 grams (without the shell). The yolk is typically 20g and the white is usually 30g. For this recipe the whites of two eggs should be close enough.

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boulangere
boulangere March 19, 2012

The average Grade AA Large egg weighs 1.66 ounces, of which the white comprises one ounce, or 29.5 grams. Your 68 grams of egg whites would need 2.3 whites. Go ahead and separate the 2, then separate the 3rd one into a separate bowl, whisk it a bit, and pour off about a third of it. Maybe use a spoon to spoon it out.

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