All Purpose Size Ramekins
I would like to buy some ramekins - is there a common size that is used often in recipes? I want to make pot de cremes, baked eggs, souffles, etc... A lot of recipes call for 6 oz or 8 oz.
I have 6-ounce ones. I have, on rare occasion, needed smaller ones, but not larger. I also use them for mise en place and find that size particularly useful for that purpose.
Cost Plus World Market has a good selection of inexpensive white ramekins (e.g. 99cents for 3-oz). Just FYI.
I would go with 6 ounce over 8 ounce, as well. I just bought a couple of 8oz ones to make souffles for valentine's day, and really feel like they're bigger than I really need for single servings, but too small for 2.
I've never felt that 6oz was too small, and in this health conscious era, I think smaller servings are hard to argue with. (well, and with any luck, you'll have a leftover for breakfast the next day).