Boeuf en croute serving size question
I'm planning on serving a Boeuf en Croute for Christmas. We will be 4 adults (and 3 small children, none of them big eaters as far as I know). Now I have a tenderloin in the freezer, but it's not very big, about 750 grams (approx 26.5 ounces). Will that be enough to feed 4 adults?
I'm not planning to serve any entree, starter, etc. With the beef, I plan to serve potatoes, carrots, brusselsprouts and baguettes. Also, there will be a rather heavy dessert (Ice cream, pears and chocolate sauce I think).
Now if you think the 750 grams tenderloin is too small for 4 adults, do you have any suggestions about other cuts I can add? I have a variety of cuts in my freezer (but unfortunately no more tenderloin than the 750 grams). Or would that just spoil the course?
750 grams is plenty big for 4 adults--just make something else for the children since you're serving other things. My rule of thumb is around 200 grams per adult if I'm having several courses, and you'll be just shy of that. Maybe you could do something en croute for them tho, if they are old enough to want something similar to what the adults have. You could braise some beef to make it extra tender, and then pack it in the pastry.