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Old 06-11-2004, 04:00 PM   #1
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how to measure 4oz of meat??

I just need to know how is the best way to measure my hamburger patties? I dont know if I am eating 4oz or 8oz or what... I like to know how much to enter into my ******. What is a good way to measure how much 4oz would be? Is it the size of a fist or more like 1/2 cup of beef? Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 06-11-2004, 05:10 PM   #2
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The trick I read a few years ago is that one portion of meat (3-4 oz meat) is the size of a deck of cards.

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Old 06-12-2004, 03:16 AM   #3
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4 ounces of beef is 1/2 cup. I purchased one of those scoops that looks sort of like an ice cream scoop, so that my meatballs and patties would all be the same size - and so that I wouldn't have to guess what the size of a deck of cards is!! LOL I found the scoop at Linens & Things. I imagine they have them at Bed, Bath & Beyond, too - or any other kitchen supply store.

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Old 06-12-2004, 05:38 AM   #4
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I use my small kitchen scale all the time. You can buy an inexpensive one at walmart that goes up to 1 pound. I love mine and would be lost without it.
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Old 06-12-2004, 12:24 PM   #5
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Use a scale

the weight should be easy to calculate based on the packaging, if not already indicated. I now try to buy pre-portioned turkey or beef burgers. If I just buy ground beef, I make it all into portions, at once... so I know what I have, and can divide evenly among the portions. That way, I know if I brought home a pkg of ground beef weighing 1.36 lbs, if I made 5 portions, each portion is a little over 4 oz. I rough estimate that .06 lbs is an oz.

The deck of cards is a good rule of thumb
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Old 06-12-2004, 07:21 PM   #6
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The Scale

I weigh then use the patty maker to press and freeze them wrapped in plastic. I do the same with sausage patties. They cook so fast and they are the same uniform size.
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