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What size turkey and ham

  • 12-12-2014 4:24pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 181 ✭✭ happydayz8


    Hi All. What size turkey and ham should I order to feed 8 adults? We won't need much leftovers as we won't be eating at home on Stephens day.
    Thanks!


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 852 ✭✭✭ gidget


    Just looked a turkey guide & this was recommended as a size; 4-4.5kg serves 8-10


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,266 Overflow


    gidget wrote: »
    Just looked a turkey guide & this was recommended as a size; 4-4.5kg serves 8-10

    I concur :)


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,797 Kevin McCloud


    I would go with a 7kg turkey from previous experiences.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,221 braddun


    I would serve 8kg in case extra people arrive


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 481 ✭✭ Deenie123


    braddun wrote: »
    I would serve 8kg in case extra people arrive

    Just curious, how would that happen? Do people around you randomly call in to other houses for Christmas dinner? :eek:

    Despite being a child of the metric age, I've always measured poultry in lbs because it's just easier to time the cooking. A 10-12lb bird would easily feed 8 people.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,221 braddun


    you lose nearly half the weight when you take out bones etc


    smaller size birds are hens and are better tasting



    turn your turkey upside down when cooking,it will taste moist



    ie breast side down


  • Registered Users Posts: 181 ✭✭ happydayz8


    I ordered a 5 Kg bronze turkey and 2.5 km ham. It hopefully will be enough. In the passed I cooked mine Delia style and was very happy with the result so think I will stick to that.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 481 ✭✭ Deenie123


    happydayz8 wrote: »
    In the passed I cooked mine Delia style and was very happy with the result so think I will stick to that.

    Never fails!


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