Response: The following comes from the Hormel web site:
Quantity to Buy
It is sometimes difficult to know just how much ham to buy to have the proper amount for a particular recipe or to serve a specific number of people. Some of the factors that will determine the quantity needed included whether the ham is bone-in or boneless, the number of people being served, and whether or not it will be served in controlled portions or if it will be served on a 'help yourself' basis. The following chart gives an approximate quantity per serving, which can be used in determining your needs, keeping the other factors that have been mentioned in mind.
Approximate Pounds per Serving
Type of Ham Pounds per Dinner Serving
1/2 to 3/4 lbs. per serving
Partially Boned Ham 1/3 to 1/2 lbs. per serving
Boneless Ham 1/4 to 1/3 lbs. per serving
Also keep in mind the appetites of the people you will be serving. Serving several small children will certainly require less than if you are feeding several teens or young adults, and males will generally have larger appetites than females.
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