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How much to make for a party

exc503

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So we are having a party in about a week's time for my daughters 1st, and I am planning on making some pulled pork for it. I have approx 30 guests coming, and have been trying to work out how many shoulders to make. I have a total of 5 in the freezer, maybe more buy when they are on sale and save them, I know I don't need that many thought, I was thinking 3. 

There will be other food, almost buffet style so it is not the only "main." Any thought or experience with this, I don't mind left overs so I am not looking to be at the "just enough" mark. 
 

drewed

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With extra food "buffet style" you should look at 1/3 lb pre-cook weight per person.  1/2 per person if you want a lot of leftover, or your are feeding a rugby team.
 

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If you start with a 10# bone in butt.

The final yield will be approximately 5#.

At 1/3 lb. person the 10# butt will make 15 - 1/3 lb sammies.

So 2 - 10# butts will feed 30 people.

If you think there a lot of big eaters, just cook 3, cause the leftovers are just as good or better the next day.

Al
 

exc503

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Thank you. So that should leave me at really about 2, precooked at 16#, so may not need 3. That should make it a little easier. 
 

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