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Confused! I Want enough for 5 for dinner then sandwiches the next day and a curry. Waitrose and M n S differ on weight to portion size and my head is spinning! Any advice please?
Ask the butcher
Ask the butcher.
Sadly my butcher isn't selling crowns - only whole turkeys or boneless joints. I'm getting the beef and gammon from them but going supermarket for the crown on the bone because that's what I would like.
Does this help. it shows number of people and the weight of crown.So for 4 - 6 people you would need 3 kilo.
M&S always over-estimate how many their crowns feed. They allow for very small portions. I'd look at the number I want to feed then go up by two sizes, especially if you want sandwiches.
IME butchers do the opposite. Always want to sell you FAR more than you need. That's one reason I really don't like going to the butchers - I like to be able to 'see' a joint, and then judge
Yes M n S reckon a 3 kilo feeds 10 -12! But if I get that one hopefully will do 5 plus sandwiches.
We usually get 3kg for 4 adults and 2 small kids. Big portion on the day and then enough for mum and dad to take home for sandwiches. Def not enough for a curry as well - but we do have big appetites!
We are getting a 4.5 kg crown. I expect this to feed 5 adults and 5 children with enough left for a couple of sandwiches the next day.
Ah, so if I want lots of sandwiches and a little curry I need to size up to 4kg. Looks like it's Waitrose then! Thank you
Think my butcher said a lb per adult.
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