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What size turkey for 13 ?

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iwantgin Wed 03-Dec-14 18:15:40

I need to think about ordering a turkey for Christmas dinner. I am cooking for 13 adults/teens.

Any ideas what size I should get? I can ask the butcher but would like a general ball park figure first.

Extra hints and tips on feeding so many would also be helpful smile

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 03-Dec-14 18:21:17

I always say " a turkey big enough for x please " grin

iwantgin Wed 03-Dec-14 18:22:58

Fair enough damediazepam smile

As long as it will fit in my oven... ha ha

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 03-Dec-14 18:39:53

Turkey crown might be an option then if space is an issue?

iwantgin Wed 03-Dec-14 18:43:34

I have a new oven - so should be okay.

I do tend to like to have more than enough - may end up with a turkey AND a crown. Just to be on the safe side.

Have lots of big eaters in our family.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 03-Dec-14 18:53:10

Ha ha we're bathe same, I always ask for enough for seconds toogrin

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 03-Dec-14 18:53:27

Bathe? The same

dairymoo Sat 06-Dec-14 22:15:36

Generally you should reckon on 500g per person, as this allows for fat cooking out, bones etc and the all important leftovers! So for 13, I'd say between 6-7kg. A big bird but if you get your timings right, it can be out resting under foil while you do the potatoes, sausages, etc.

iwantgin Sun 07-Dec-14 13:42:21

I have ordered from the butcher.

He suggested 7kg - so that sounds about right dairymo.

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