Friday, December 26, 2008

American Egg House Omelet Record

In regards to the American Egg House, Chris Strodder writes in The Disneyland Encyclopedia: fact there's mention of some kind of "omelet record" being set at this Main Street location, though what the record was remains unclear and unverified.
I'm not sure where he got this information originally. Perhaps it came from a souvenir guidebook. The July 20, 1978 Disneyland Line fills in the gap:
An artful display of culinary genius added to the excitement of last Friday's Grand Opening ceremonies at Main Street's American Egg House. Howard Helmer, demonstrating cook with the American Egg Board, broke the world record for omelet preparation. Easily passing the old record of 188 omelets, Howard produced 217 two-egg omelets in only 30 minutes, assuring himself a spot in Guinness's next edition of its famous record book.
Helmer even runs his own blog at


Westcot2000 said...

Eggcellent detective work!

Major Pepperidge said...

I made a big 434-egg omelet, which is much harder than making 217 two-egg omelets! I had to use a snow shovel as a spatula.

Major Pepperidge said...

Happy New Year, Jason!