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How much pork

ja19412ja19412 Posts: 10
edited August 2012 in Pork
Anyone got a suggestion on how many pork butts to feed around 16. Mixture of men and women. Thanks


  • I borrowed a calculation that suggested a 1/3 pound serving size per person and approx 50% loss by the time you remove the fat and bone.  So for 16, it would be 16/3 = 5.33 of meat which would be 10.7 (5.33 * 2) pounds uncooked.  I used that calculation on a party of 30 earlier this year and had a bunch left over.  I'd say cook two 7 pounders and enjoy the leftovers :)
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
    I always figured 1/2 to 3/4 pound uncooked per person, depending on the mix of people.  If you are serving a high school football team you probably want closer to a pound per person.  Boston butt will have less waste than a shoulder by about 10% or so.  
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