Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Town Whips Up 5,025-Egg Omelette

ABBEVILLE, La. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Breakfast in Abbeville, Louisiana, will be rather “egg-cellent” this Sunday (Nov. 8).

The 25th Annual Giant Omelette Celebration is taking place, where about 45 chefs from around the world whip up an enormous omelette in a 12-foot skillet for all to share.

Event chairperson Arlene White says this year’s dish boasts 5,025 eggs – which take 100 volunteers about an hour to crack – 50-pounds of onions, 75 bell peppers, 52-pounds of butter, and two special Louisiana ingredients – crawfish and Tabasco.

It takes three hours to prepare and since it’s so massive, it’s impossible to flip like a regular omelette. White admits it turns out more like scrambled eggs.

Still, the crowd devours it, and there are “never any leftovers” afterwards.

White says the celebration is intended to honor the town’s French roots, as the omelette is said to have originated in the south of France.

Napoleon feasted on one way back when and absolutely loved it.

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