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Old 11-16-2010, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Default How many lbs. of potatoes for 20-30 people?

Any idea how many lbs. of potatoes we need for mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving dinner? We'll have about 15 adults and 10-15 kids. Some of the adults can put away the food if you know what I mean. Any idea how many potatoes we need to cook?
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Old 11-16-2010, 04:39 PM
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I would say probably about 8 oz per person, so maybe 15 lb?
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:46 PM
 
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15 lbs at least, I love taters...jest kidding, leftover are great fried w/eggs.
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:50 PM
 
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I'd say 15 pounds also I'm making 10 pounds for 11 adults and 2 kids and a few of them are huge mashed potato eaters but I do expect leftovers.
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:01 PM
 
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30 people, 30 potatoes
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:01 PM
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naaaaaaaaah.... better judge it by the pounds than by the size

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Old 11-16-2010, 07:16 PM
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I use one medium pot for each person + 6. The kids will eat less and they'll be seconds.
How many lbs? Who knows.
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:18 PM
 
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Any idea how many lbs. of potatoes we need for mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving dinner? We'll have about 15 adults and 10-15 kids. Some of the adults can put away the food if you know what I mean. Any idea how many potatoes we need to cook?
Depends on the rest of the menu. If there are three other starches, you will not need as many potatoes.
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Old 11-17-2010, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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If you make too much, you can always form the excess into patties and cook them later. Potatoes are cheap, so make plenty. There are about ten pretty decent sized potatoes in a 5# bag, and as a part of a meal, a whole potato is quite a bit. A pound should easily serve one adult and one kid, so 15 pounds ought to do it, with a couple more tossed in for good measure. I doubt if you have a cooking pot big enough for 15 pounds.

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Old 11-18-2010, 10:16 AM
 
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yeah i would think 30 medium sized potatoes
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