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ladymariner Tue 22-Nov-16 10:33:02

Hi everyone, another first time Christmas dinner cook here.....

There will be five of us, possibly six, on Christmas Day. I'm thinking a turkey butterfly, and I want enough to feed all of us with plenty left over to go with the bubble and squeak on Boxing Day. How big a joint would you suggest....I'm thinking ten pounds in weight but don't know if that's a bit excessive? Would rather have too much than too little....

ladymariner Tue 22-Nov-16 16:03:42


UniversalTruth Tue 22-Nov-16 16:54:45

I'm not sure what you mean "turkey butterfly" - would you get a butcher to do this? I imagine it would be huge! You could ask the butcher what size turkey they recommend. Or if you go online to any major supermarket they have their pre-order turkeys with suggested people they serve.

recklessgran Tue 22-Nov-16 16:56:29

Do you mean a turkey crown ladymariner? If so, you might find 10 pounds in weight a bit much. I think that would feed at least 20 people generously if you allow 6-8 ozs of meat each? That is a lot of sliced meat! Most turkey crowns give you an idea of how many it serves at point of sale assuming you're buying from M&S or a supermarket. If you're using a butcher they should be able to guide you if you explain what you're after. [I think the old way when buying a whole turkey was to allow a pound per person.]

ladymariner Tue 22-Nov-16 21:27:36

Thanks both of you, I think I may downsize as it were, you can have too much of a good thing!! I would hate to run out but I don't want to be still eating turkey at New Year grin
A turkey crown still has the backbone in it, a turkey butterfly has no bone in it at all.

justdontevenfuckingstart Tue 22-Nov-16 21:30:50

I would do a turkey crown, a chicken and a small gammon joint. Plenty for the day and lots to freeze after.

leccybill Tue 22-Nov-16 21:32:17

There's 5 of us and I'm doing a turkey crown and a gammon joint. Should be plenty.

UniversalTruth Tue 22-Nov-16 22:29:07

Ah ok, like a boned rolled turkey joint. No reason that wouldn't work but I'd be worried there wouldn't be enough leftovers - I love leftovers! Like pp I'm doing a 1.8kg turkey crown plus a 2kg glazed ham (ham cooked the day before) for 6 adults and a few little children. Hth

ladymariner Tue 22-Nov-16 22:53:33

Yeah, the leftovers is what I'm looking forward to.....bubble and squeak, loads of pickles and chutney, stuffing and the meat.....yum!!! Would hate not to have enough, not that I think there'll be much chance of that!

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