One of the world’s biggest omelets was cooked earlier this week in Haux, a small town in southwestern France, as an Easter tradition. How big was it? Read the ingredients: 5,214 eggs, 20 litres of oil, 50kg of bacon, 50kg of onions and garlic, 2kg of salt and 2kg of pepper. Did people actually eat it?
The giant omelet fed more than 700 citizens of the town on Easter Monday, according to sohu.com. To retain the title of the biggest omelet in the world, Haux has carried the tradition for over 30 years.
Each year, they would add one more egg to break their own record, although the record of the world’s biggest omelet had been taken by Turkey in 2010, where the Turkish Egg Producers Association celebrated World Egg Day by cooking an omelet containing 110,000 eggs.
Even though, the tradition of Haux attracts tourists from outside to witness how the enormous omelet was created each year, and one of them was Cooper Fleishman. See his photos and text here on how the omelet was made using the 12-foot cast-iron pan in 2012.
Photo: courtesy of Ray Roberts via epicurious.com.