How Many Pounds of Potatoes Per Person?

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One needs between 1/2 a pound of raw potatoes per person. The amount of potatoes needed per person may be slightly higher or lower than half a pound depending on the type of the potato dish one is making. Popular potato dishes for crowds are mashed potatoes and potato salad.
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The rule of thumb is one pound per serving and two servings per person. So a ten pound ham, should easily feed five people, a twenty pound ham, ten people, etc.
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Three medium potatoes equal about 1 pound. One pound of potatoes will yield 3 cups peeled and sliced; 2 1/4 cups peeled and diced; 2 cups mashed; or 2 cups of french fries. (Answer
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1. Buy a fresh turkey (not frozen) and plan on 1 lb. of turkey per person for the average adult with a normal appetite. If you have many children or people with large appetites, adjust
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I do not know if I am necessarily representative, but I probably eat around 1.5 of vegetables per day. Most of this consumption is in the form of root vegetables or starchy tubers
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As a general rule, one-third to one-half pound of raw potatoes will generate enough mashed potato for one person. Every year, the US consumes about 140 pounds of potato per person.
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