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How big a turkey for 6 people?

sake Nov 12, 2008 06:52 AM

We aren't huge eaters, but want enough...

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    swsidejim Nov 12, 2008 06:54 AM

    I am doing a 20+ pound turducken for 5 adults and 3 kids., we want alot of leftovers.

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    1. re: swsidejim
      jpc8015 Nov 13, 2008 07:05 AM

      You are going to have an ungodly amount of leftovers.

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        swsidejim Nov 13, 2008 07:14 AM

        Thats all good with me.

        My guests will get sent home with leftovers, I'll have alot to eat over the next few days(cant have too much cajun duck, turkey, and chicken in my diet), and I support the local cook/restaurant who is preparing the tuducken. win-win-win.

        If there are still leftovers Ill hook up my drinking buddies(neighbors) with some

        no one goes hungry, or thirsty when I have a gathering.

    2. chocabot Nov 12, 2008 06:58 AM

      I'd say 10 lbs would be good. you'll have leftovers you can finish

      1. alanbarnes Nov 12, 2008 08:04 AM

        The rule of thumb is that you need 1 pound per person. And if you're doing the whole feast with all the sides, that should be plenty. A 10- to 12-pounder would feed everybody well with ample, but not overwhelming, leftovers.

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          ricepad Nov 13, 2008 06:38 AM

          Here's my rule of thumb: For 2-8 people, get a 12-14 pounder. For more people, get two 12-14 pounders. I like leftover turkey.

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            anni Nov 13, 2008 12:23 PM

            The rule of thumb is 1 lb. per person, but I'm pretty sure you can't find a 6 lb. turkey..lol!

            I'd go with a 10-12 lb. whole turkey or a 7-8 lb. breast.

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