Where in the world is the largest omelette?
You can't make an omelette without breaking a few records
Guest post by Jackie Davis, assistant editor. Fact checking stories for Cottage Life means that I’m constantly stumbling upon weird information on the Internet. Sometimes it’s boring, sometimes it’s disturbing, and every once in a while, it’s pretty neat. Example: While verifying some info for our upcoming collection of egg recipes (see the April 2012 issue, out in mere weeks!), I discovered that Turkey holds the record for making the World’s Largest Omelette (4.401 tonnes).
People love huge stuff. The World’s Largest Cupcake, the World’s Largest Screwdriver, the World’s Largest Model of a Human Organ (ew). Whatever. To me, it’s not strange that people like to make giant things. It’s strange that they like to make giant omelettes. Everybody. Everywhere. Pretty much all the time.
The Ever Expanding History of Really Big Omelettes
1984 Three citizens of Abbeville, Louisiana make a 5,000-egg omelette
1993 Crazy Otto’s, a diner in Arizona, produces a 1,364 sq. ft omelette
1994 Japan cooks a 1,383 sq. ft. omelette
2002 The Lung Association of Brockille, Ontario busts out a 2.95-tonne omelette; the same year, Crazy Otto’s tries to reclaim victory with a 1,850.9 sq. ft. omelette
2009 Two chefs in Cape Town, South Africa take the title with a mega-huge 60,000-egg omelette, weighing more than 3 tonnes
2010 The Turkish Egg Producers Association makes the largest omelette ever, at 4.401 tonnes. Booyah!
Except, probably not for long: As you read this, someone, somewhere, is making a huge omelette. I assume it’s because The World’s Largest Pile of Scrambled Eggs just doesn’t have the same ring to it. Oh wait…there’s a record for that, too.