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Potjie Size

What size Potjie do I need?

Potjie SizeLiterGallonQuartsWeight (KG) Weight (LBS)Without Side dishesWith side dishes
1/4 0.70 0.18 0.74 1.81 4 1 Person 1 Person
1/2 1.20 0.32 1.27 3.04 7 1 Person 1 Person
3/4 2.70 0.71 2.85 3.86 9 1.5 Persons 1.5 Persons
1 3.00 0.79 3.17 4.54 10 Persons Persons
2 6.00 1.59 6.34 6.35 14 Persons Persons
3 7.80 2.06 8.24 8.16 18 Persons 12 Persons
4 9.30 2.46 9.83 11.79 26 Persons 16 Persons
6 13.50 3.57 14.27 17.69 39 11 Persons 22 Persons
8 18.50 4.89 19.55 18.14 40 15 Persons 30 Persons
10 28.00 7.40 29.59 25.85 57 23 Persons 46 Persons
14 34.50 9.11 36.46 31.30 69 29 Persons 58 Persons
20 56.30 14.87 59.49 55.79 123 47 Persons 94 Persons
25 70.50 18.63 74.50 77.11 170 59 Persons 118 Persons


Use 10/14 ounces of meat per person.  If you are going to use a No.3 Potjie (6 persons), you multiply 6 x 10ounces = ±3.75 pounds and round to 4 pounds of meat.  If you use a No.8 Potjie, for 15 persons, you multiply 15 x 10ounces = approx. 9.375 pounds rounded to 9.5 pounds of meat.  In other words, 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 ensure that all your guest will have more than enough to eat, with or without Side Dishes