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Serving Calulator

MACMAC Posts: 442
edited 8:48PM in EggHead Forum
I have looked high and low and searched. The only one I found I could not get into. Does anyone have a serving chart for Pork Butt (how many servings per pound)? Thanks


  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    Pete has lots of good info on his site :)
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 21,049
    2.4 servings per pound uncooked but you need to figure your crowd and how many servings each will eat, and how many sides will be served etc. always make extra, it freezes well :)
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Of course it depends on the company. How many men, women and children. We always figured 1/3 lb. per person. That is finished product.

  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    I have an Excel spreadsheet calculator that I can send you, email me at randy at bajaspa dot com. -RP
  • A simpler equation is raw weight times 2 equals number of people served.

    There is an approximate 40% loss in weight during cooking and removal of the bone. If you take that weight and divide by .25 (1/4 lb sandwich) you get the number of 1/4 lb sandwiches. Assume some people may have two and you end up with the 2.4 multiplier. Using 2 instesad of 2.4 will provide a little buffer.
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Common to divide the number of mouths by 2.4. If you want to use Celtic Wolf's formula, divide the mouths by 1.6 (same result as going through the steps.

  • 10 # of uncooked butt will yield approx. 6 # of servable meat. Most say a average serving is 4 oz.
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