Adult portion sizes

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Adult portion sizes

Postby Kanga » 12 May 2016, 09:18

I make a lovely oven roasted sausage, tomato & balsamic dish but the recipe says 2 sausages per person. It is literally just sausages & tomatoes then I serve it with some bread & salad. 2 sausages seems a small portion to me but I am aware we eat a lot in this house!

I'm going to cook it for a group at church next week so how many sausages would you expect to see in a portion?!
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Re: Adult portion sizes

Postby Marrow » 12 May 2016, 10:24

If I were having bangers and mash in a pub, so a big meal, I'd expect three. At home we have one (but we try to be a low-animal-product household so we'd have loads of salad, or bulk it out with lentils/chickpeas or something). I think two would be normal.

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Re: Adult portion sizes

Postby StJuniper » 12 May 2016, 11:08

If probably only do two per person, maybe a few extra for those with big appetites.
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Re: Adult portion sizes

Postby emzit » 12 May 2016, 11:22

What StJ said - two per person plus a few extras. Three sausages is a lot.
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Re: Adult portion sizes

Postby mamapup » 12 May 2016, 11:54

Hmm. We might be piggies here too then. We are having hot dogs (ie nice sausages and nice bread) for supper. The puppy will probably eat five sausages. I could eat four and let's not even consider MrC!

In a pub though I'd expect two or three.
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Re: Adult portion sizes

Postby StJuniper » 12 May 2016, 12:07

Five?! What size are these sausages?
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Re: Adult portion sizes

Postby UnhappyRightFoot » 12 May 2016, 12:09

Three please!

If there are any left, you can always chuck them in a butty for lunch the next day!

Any chance you can link or post the recipe please....!!!!???? Sounds scrummy!
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Re: Adult portion sizes

Postby Kanga » 12 May 2016, 12:37

Here you go HF. It is beautiful. Especially with lots of fresh bread to soak up the juices.

I think I'll go with 3 sausages per person & probably some people will only want 2 & some might want more! At home we'd probably have 3, dd 2 & the boys 1 or 2. 2 sausages and a spoon of tomatoes doesn't feel much of a meal to serve but the pic on the recipe doesn't look too bad!
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Re: Adult portion sizes

Postby mamapup » 12 May 2016, 13:41

StJuniper wrote:Five?! What size are these sausages?



Normal.

My brother used to regularly eat an entire pack of sausages or fish fingers (10 or so) as a kid. Much to my mum's horror at the cost of feeding said boy. He's always been skinny as a rake. I also eat large portions and am skinny so stands to reason my kids are too.

Although sadly the puppy barely touches veg so maybe he needs extra protein to make up for that!
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Re: Adult portion sizes

Postby UnhappyRightFoot » 12 May 2016, 13:47

mamapup wrote:
StJuniper wrote:Five?! What size are these sausages?



Normal.

My brother used to regularly eat an entire pack of sausages or fish fingers (10 or so) as a kid. Much to my mum's horror at the cost of feeding said boy. He's always been skinny as a rake. I also eat large portions and am skinny so stands to reason my kids are too.

Although sadly the puppy barely touches veg so maybe he needs extra protein to make up for that!


Mine was the same. He have a extra large tin of tomato soup with a whole loaf of bread before his Sunday lunch. Growing teenage boys!!!

Oh that looks fab! Thanks Kanga!! you gotta love Jamie. Though 2 sausages look a little lost on the plate!!!!
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Re: Adult portion sizes

Postby Kanga » 12 May 2016, 15:22

[quote="HappyFeet]

Oh that looks fab! Thanks Kanga!! you gotta love Jamie. Though 2 sausages look a little lost on the plate!!!![/quote]

Glad it's not just me that thinks so! We eat 12 sausages between the five of us usually already & one of us is only 18 months! My brothers used to eat triple deck sandwiches with cheese/ham/Mayo when we got in from school before dinner. I'm dreading having teenage boys in the house! Well, teenagers at all as dd has a big appetite already, just like her mama. She often out-eats dh!
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Re: Adult portion sizes

Postby Lily » 12 May 2016, 18:21

We'd usually have six or seven between the four of us. Three for DH, two for me, a half or one each for the kids. Now I wonder if I'm being mean! We only manage twelve if they're chipolatas.

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Re: Adult portion sizes

Postby mamapup » 12 May 2016, 19:04

We had sausages for supper, chipolatas on the bbq. There were twenty in the pack, there are three left.

I had four. I don't think little Croc had more than one so the puppy and MrC had a lot between them.
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Re: Adult portion sizes

Postby Treeb » 12 May 2016, 19:27

Wow! Dh and I tend to eat large portions in general, but apparently we're low on the spectrum when it comes to sausages. I'll usually eat two or three (and probably could eat more but fill up on other parts of the meal instead), dh eats one or two, L won't touch most types of sausage, and A still just eats a few nibbles. The exception for us is hot dogs. I'll only eat one or two, dh will have two or three, and L will often eat two.
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Re: Adult portion sizes

Postby mamapup » 12 May 2016, 20:53

Are north American sausages much bigger than European sausages (snarf)?
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