10,000 EGGS IN OMELET (Oct, 1931)


What does it take to cook an omelet containing 10,000 eggs? That was the question that poultrymen of Seattle, Wash., faced, when the event was assigned a place on the program of their annual egg festival. A Seattle stove company solved the problem which was becoming embarrassing, by producing this giant eight-foot frying pan. It weighed nearly half a ton, and a heavy motor truck transported it to the outing where a dozen cooks were kept busy breaking the 10,000 eggs into the capacious skillet and stirring them with shovels.

  1. Hirudinea says: October 24, 20124:23 pm

    I saw this in the Simpson’s episode “Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Three Times – The Count of Monte Fatso”, watch it some time, you’ll see what I mean.

  2. Stephen says: October 25, 20123:45 am

    Giant cooking is a familiar way to get publicity for an event. My favourite story is that of the 1887 Denby Dale Pie. When it was opened “so grievous a stench issued forth” that everyone within nose-shot fled, and those who couldn’t get away in time fainted. The pie was subsequently buried in a lime-pit.

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