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Potjie pot sizes


What size potjie do I need?

Potjie pots and Potjie flats both use the same numbering/sizing systems but both have different capacities/volumes.

Both are close but not the same. 

By using this formula you will have an idea on the size best suited for your needs. If in doubt go up one size, it’s always better to have more than not enough. 

Using 10-14 ounces of meat per person.  You determine the amount of meat by multiplying the total number of guests (without Side Dishes) by 10/14 ounces of meat. This formula will help to ensure that all of your guests will have more than enough to eat, with or without Side Dishes

Examples:

If you are going to use a No.3 Potjie (6 persons), you multiply 6 x 10 ounce = ±3.75 pounds and round to 4 pounds of meat. 

If you use a No.8 Potjie, for 15 persons, you multiply 15 x 10grams = approx. 9.375 pounds rounded to 9.5 pounds of meat. 

 

Potjie Pots (3-legs)

 

PotjieSize  Gallon       Weight      W/out Side dishes    With side dishes

¼   (#1/4)    23 oz           3.3 lbs         1 Person                 1 Person

½   (#1/2)    42 oz           6                  1 Person                 1 Person

¾   (#3/4)    93 oz           8                  1.5 Person              1.5 Person

1    (#1)       3/4              12                 2 Person                 4 Person

2    (#2)       1.25            20                 4 Person                 8 Person

3    (#3)       2                 25                 6 Person                 12 Person

4    (#4)       2.25            29                 8 Person                 16 Person

6    (#6)       3.5              45                 11 Person                22 Person

8    (#8)       4.75            48                 15 Person                30 Person

10  (#10)     7.25            55                 23 Person                46 Person

14  (#14)     9                 70                 29 Person                58 Person

20  (#20)    14.75           105               47 Person                 94 Person

25 (#25)     18.75           160               59 Person                118 Person

Potjie flats and Potjie pots (3-legs)
Potjie flats and Potjie pots both use the same numbers but have different
capacities/volumes.  They are close but not the same.

 

Potjie Flats (flat bottoms)

Size         Gallon       Weight     

½  (#1/2)     2 quarts       7 lbs                              

1   (#1)        5 quarts       12               

2   (#2)        7 quarts       17

3   (#3)       10 quarts      30

 

A good rule of thumb, using soup as an example, you can usually count on 1 quart to give 6 servings (with side dishes).  As a main dish (without sides) usually 2 servings per quart.

If in doubt go up one size, it’s always better to have more than not enough.

Consider having 2 or more of the same size, this gives greater choice and actually may work out better.  It all depends on what you are cooking and how many people you are serving.