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    Burger weight for kids

    Young kids ages 3-10 or 12. The older can always eat more than one so no big deal there. I just don't want to make a bunch of burgers and they eat less than half and that's it.

    I'm doing smash burgers.

    #2
    Isn’t that what leftovers are for? You ask a valid question but they wouldn’t go to waste over here

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    • Jerod Broussard
      Jerod Broussard commented
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      Half eaten patties with complimentary saliva, not leftovers.

    • smokin fool
      smokin fool commented
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      My daughters 24, I make adult sized burgers.....
      I can't finish this!!!!
      You 4 or 24!!!! Eat your damn dinner, dumb butt!!!!
      So feed it to the dawg, Me.

    #3
    I’d go no more than 3 oz. burgers. Maybe 2 oz. for kids.

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      #4
      I have 1, 3, 5, and 8. The 8 year old can down a 1/3 lb burger so he is fine. For the 3 and 5 I usually just split a 1/3 pounder between them. They are still in the "take apart the burger and eat all the components separately" phase so it doesn't really matter. And the 1 year old will can down about 1/4 pound.

      I would probably shoot for 1/4 pound for the kids. Any smaller than that and the meat to bun ratio is all out of whack. If you have slider buns 2 or 3 ozs would be great and then you and the older kids can just eat multiple burgers.

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        #5
        Good deal. Thanks guys.

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        • holehogg
          holehogg commented
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          Since you have all the good answers I'll just throw in
          "The burger weighting time for kids should be no longer than 10min"

        #6
        Food & kiddies can be a real trip. They could dissect what they’re eatin & go “ew what’s this” or they could just chow down. Then ya may have the focus thing, so many other cool things happenin & it could take 30 minutes to down a half burger. Especially interesting if there is a passel of em, then they seem to feed off the chaos. Have fun!
        Last edited by FireMan; July 28, 2020, 04:03 AM.

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        • texastweeter
          texastweeter commented
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          Sounds like a regular dinner at my table. My wife falls into the focus thing too, ha!

        #7
        When I make smashburgers :
        adults get 2oz patties, doubled in the buns (4oz each sandwich)

        kids get a smashed 1oz patty, the perfect size for a split Kings Hawaiian roll. (Can double the 1oz patties if the kids are older or if you want to make sliders for adults).

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        • Jerod Broussard
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          I may, since they'll be split in age groups.

        #8
        make regular burgers, and cut into quarters like finger sammiches

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        • Huskee
          Huskee commented
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          Good idea!

        #9
        I do 1/3 lb burgers for adults and half that for kids. Try to keep it easy

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          #10
          I do 2.5-3oz patties for smash burgers. Adults get two patties and kids get 1-2 depending on age. I also find they are more likely to finish 6 oz when it’s two smash tiger patties than one thick 6 oz patty

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          #11
          I don't allow children on my property. Most other people either. Here's proof when some kid showed up at my house begging for food last weekend:

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          Last edited by CaptainMike; July 28, 2020, 10:57 AM.

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          • Jerod Broussard
            Jerod Broussard commented
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            I'm cooking everything on my property and then I will deliver somewhere else. Oh crap you made me think of something else. I wonder what night Halloween falls on.... I'm at a new residence and this looks like a pretty trick or treat rich neighborhood.

          • CaptainMike
            CaptainMike commented
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            Oct 30th is when I put the razor wire up, fill the moat and release the hounds.

          #12
          I started to respond and then realized that wasn't AT ALL what you meant...

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          • CaptainMike
            CaptainMike commented
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            Soylent Green come to mind?

          • Dan Deter
            Dan Deter commented
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            Yep!

          #13
          Good replies above. One more thought... sliders. Small buns, small patties, kid size by default.

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          • Huskee
            Huskee commented
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            I came here to suggest sliders, saw this. Sliders are what I do for the cheer'dren. They can eat 1 or 5, but usually a slider doesn't get half eaten and tossed.

          • Jerod Broussard
            Jerod Broussard commented
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            I told them to get small buns.

          #14
          I’ve cooked for all ages...minor league baseball 5-7 year olds, Girl Scouts 8-10 year olds, and high School Football and Vollyball teams. I’ve found it always best to fix 2-3 oz patties and let them decide if they want a single, double or triple. Plus it depends on what sides you’ll be serving too.

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            #15
            When I have small bites in the crowd I always do sliders. My kids loved them when they were that age and preferred the King’s Hawaiian rolls or potato rolls. I rolled the meat out like I was doing Krystal burgers.

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