Monday, September 11, 2017
Largest serving of chips (fries): world record set on Naxos island (VIDEO)
NAXOS, Greece -- It took more than 1,500 kg of raw Naxos potatoes, 22 huge cauldrons, the hard work of 40 volunteers to break the Guinness World Record for cooking the Largest serving of chips (fries) ; the electronic scale that weighed the fried potatoes read 554 kg, which is 100 kg more than the previous world record set in 2014 in Eagles, Idaho, in the United States, according to the World Record Academy .
Photo: The island of Naxos in Greece broke the Guinness world record of largest serving of chips (fries/Tiganites Patates) at the 8th Annual Potato Festival on the island, which is renowned for its mouthwatering potatoes. It took more than 1,500 kilograms of potatoes, 22 huge caldrons, the hard work of 40 volunteers and the determination of a whole island. ( enlarge photo )
The Guinness World Records world record for the largest serving of chips (fries) weighs 454.95 kg (1,003 lb) and was made by Twin Oaks Farms, Inc. (USA) in Eagle, Idaho, USA, on 20 September 2014. The weight of the raw potatoes used is 569.71 kg (1,256 lbs) and 500.07 l (110 US gal) of cooking oil was used to fry the chips.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest serving of baked potatoes; it is 1,716.6 kg (3,784 lb 7.28 oz) and was a serving of Huatiada achieved by the Comite Organizador de Fegasur 2012, in Juliaca, Peru, on 9 June 2012.
It took more than 1,500 kg of raw Naxos potatoes, 22 huge cauldrons, the hard work of 40 volunteers to break the Guinness World Record for cooking the heaviest batch of fries.
The electronic scale that weighed the fried potatoes read 554 kg, which is 100 kg more than the previous world record set in 2014 in Eagles, Idaho, in the United States
The event was held during the 8th Naxos Potato Festival, one of the most popular gastronomic festivals of the Aegean Sea. ( enlarge photo )
For Naxos, the biggest of the Cyclades group of islands in the Aegean Sea, potatoes are as precious as gold.
"Naxos is where the heart of the potato beats," said chef Stelios Korres, who supervised the cooking leg of the operation. . ( enlarge photo )
To this day, more than 250 families depend on potato growing and livestock breeding on Naxos, an island where 60 percent of the population make their living in the farming sector. ( enlarge photo )
They produce 8.5 million kg of potatoes per year, most of which are sold on the mainland. Locals hope that the record will bring their island global fame.
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