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# How much weight does turkey lose when cooked?

## How much weight does turkey lose when cooked?

Here’s a rule of thumb to translate from raw to cooked portions of meats and poultry. Dubost suggests that for meats, it’s reasonable to estimate you’ll lose about a quarter of the weight in cooking. So four ounces of raw meat with no bones will serve up roughly three ounces cooked.

## How much does a turkey weigh after cooking?

As a general rule of thumb, on average meat will lose about 25% of its weight when cooked. You still have to weigh out your meat in bulk when its raw, but you don’t need to re-weigh it cooked and figure out the math, just multiple the total raw weight by . 75 and that’s what your 1 oz logged will actually weigh.

How do you estimate the weight of a turkey?

For turkeys smaller than 16 pounds, estimate 1 pound per serving (this accounts for bone weight). For larger birds, a bit less is fine; they have a higher meat-to-bone ratio. But if your goal is to have ample leftovers, aim for 1½ pounds per person whatever the turkey’s size. For 8 people, buy a 12-pound turkey.

### Can you buy a turkey for two?

In general, it’s best to aim for about one pound of turkey per person when serving a smaller bird. Larger turkeys have large bones and less edible meat, so a pound-and-a-half per person is a safer bet.

### Is Steak weighed before or after cooking?

The best way to get the most accurate and consistent food measurement is to weigh and log foods before cooking. That’s because the nutrition facts panels give us details for food in its packaged state.

Should I weight food before or after cooking?

While some prefer to weigh out their food once all cooking is over for convenience’s sake, putting in the extra hard yards to pre-weigh your ingredients will ensure that what you’re entering is ACCURATE. Raw ingredients have not been affected by cooking methods or a loss or gain in the volume of liquid present.

#### What if I don’t know how much my turkey weighs?

If you don’t have a scale of any kind, you will be O.K. as long as you have an oven-safe thermometer and stay vigilant about monitoring the temperature of the turkey as it cooks (15 minutes a pound at 325 degrees). The thermometer should read 165 degrees when you insert it in the thickest part of the thigh.

#### How much weight does cooked chicken lose?

In general, meat, poultry and fish will shrink about 25 percent when cooked. Sixteen ounces (1 pound) of raw boneless, skinless chicken breast will therefore yield about 12 ounces of cooked chicken.

How much does a pound of turkey weigh?

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## How long does it take to roast 1 lb of Turkey?

Roasting time using Pounds – lb: 27 minutes per 1 lb of total weight (1 hr per 2.2 lb net wt.) Roasting time using Kilograms – kg: 1 hour per 1 kg of total weight

## How much Turkey do you need per person?

Plan on 1 1/2 pounds of (uncooked) turkey per person. Budget enough time for thawing your bird: here’s our thawing guide. Remember to remove the giblet packet and turkey neck (and make gravy !).

How many servings are in a whole turkey?

Average Number of Portions/Servings From Cooked Average Yield %* Number of Edible Ounces Cooked Ready to Whole Body Turkey 53 8.48 Parts Breast 62 9.92 Hindquarter 49 7.84