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Repetitive Question I'm Sure

AndyRAndyR Posts: 130
edited 1:02PM in EggHead Forum
Hello all,[p]What's the rule of thumb for amount of pulled pork per person when cooking for a group? I searched the achives but could not find an answer. Thanks.[p]AndyR


  • SpinSpin Posts: 1,375
    AndyR,[p]Generally figure about 1/2 lb per person of finished pork. Figure about 3/4-1 lb of raw pork per person.[p]Spin

  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    The figure you cited holds true when you are speaking about adults. If there are bottomless pits attending(teenagers) double that amount.

  • SpinSpin Posts: 1,375
    JJ,[p]Truth, my friend. Teenagers know enough to go for the good stuff![p]Spin

  • J AppledogJ Appledog Posts: 1,046
    I'd say it depends on whether you live in Burlington or Biloxi, Memphis or Manhatten, South Florida or South Bend.... My husband, Apple, says to just double the amount you think you'll need and hope for leftovers. JCA

  • FireballFireball Posts: 354
    I have seen the figure of 4 oz.(cooked) per adult person on the Kansas City Bar B Q Forum.

  • J AppledogJ Appledog Posts: 1,046
    J Appledog really does know how to spell MANHATTAN.

  • SloMoSloMo Posts: 21
    While my nephews are a little older (early 20's to mid 30's) they all have a simple rule "Eat it before it eats you!" Due to thier feeding habits the rules at family dinners include "Anyone under 40 must stand at the end of the line!" Never have I seen so few eat so much. Several years ago when my Mom was still able to prepare the family dinners she swore that one day she would fix more fried corn than we could eat. It has not happened yet.

  • AndyR,
    I only did my first Boston Butt, back on Super Bowl Sunday...with a lot of would-be visitors having bad weather excuses, etc., so we had the best problem you could encounter: Too much just for us....this stuff freezes great. Don't sweat it, just cook what 'ya got and then some. Either it's all gone or........................

  • MopMop Posts: 496
    J Appledog,.....Hey!, I live in Burlington....[p]Mop!

  • J AppledogJ Appledog Posts: 1,046
    I was thinking VT, but Ontario is good! JCA

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