How to Convert Recipes Using a Conversion Factor

How to convert any recipe servings to what you need. Have a recipe for 4 people? Need to serve 10? I’ll show you how easy it is to convert!

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Video Transcript:
So you have the perfect recipe and now you need to feed an army.
Well, we can do that.
What we need to do is figure out our conversion factor.
This is the equation that we’re going to use to convert our recipe.
For example, your recipe has 4 servings and you now want to make 10 servings.
And to do that we need to take our new servings 10 and divide that by our old servings, 4, which equals 2.5, our conversion factor, which you will need to convert your recipe.
Here’s an easy recipe.
We’re going to convert this from 4 servings 10.
So we take each item and we multiply it by our conversion factor of 2.5.
And we get a few crazy decimals in there which we need to change to fractions.
To do that, you convert that decimal to a fraction.
Don’t worry if you can’t do that, just Google it.
So here’s what our recipe looks like for 10 people.
Pretty simply, aye?
But wait, what if we wanted to go from a 10 serving recipe to a 3 serving recipe?
It’s the same math.
Just a smaller decimal equivalent.
All calculates out the same.
Easy-peasy, just remember your conversion factor.
Hey, that’s it.
Thanks for watching.
This is Gary House with Cooking Everything Outdoors show.
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How to Convert Recipes