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How Many Pounds Of Potatoes Should I Be Using When Cooking For Large Groups?

Q:

I'm dicing Yukon Gold potatoes to make hash browns or home fried potatoes. How many pounds of potatoes should I be using? There will be other sides. It's a breakfast with eggs, grits, and oatmeal as options and/or additions to each plate.

A:

You will need approximately 6 pounds of potatoes for 25, 1/2 cup servings or 24 pounds for 100 servings. Of course, this varies by the audience... hungry sports teams will want more, multiple side’s means you could get by with a little less. Grits... in the South would be a popular substitution, in the West oatmeal might be more popular for example. Nearly everyone loves potatoes. Check out this section on our web site: All Things Hash Brown Potatoes