Sunday, March 21, 2010
Chicken Fried Steak - world record set by Cowtown
FORT WORTH, Texas, USA --
Diner is boasting the “Full
O Bull”: a four-pound slab of top round, that, after
being coated in panko crumbs, deep fried and slathered in
cream gravy, weighs about ten pounds, runs $70 and packs a
whopping 10,000 calories , setting the world record for the
Chicken Fried Steak.
Photo:The "Full O Bull" Chicken Fried
Steak is the world’s
Largest Chicken-Fried Steak
largest chicken fried steak, a 64oz, gravy-slathered
slab of tenderized top round runs $70, or $.00 if you actually
take it down solo. Because no steak's complete without sides,
the Bull isn’t considered finished until you also stuff in
6lbs of mashed potatoes and 10 slices of Texas toast.
On the plus side, unlike the 90 minutes allotted
some grudge-match eating deals, there's no time limit: you've
literally got from 7am opening 'til 2am closing, and if you
fail, they offer the consolation prize of doggy bags.
Diner started serving the world's
largest chicken fried steak when it opened in January.
Since then, the restaurant has dished up about 15 orders of
the bovine behemoth complete with sides: six pounds of mashed
potatoes and ten slices of Texas toast.
How many fat grams are packed in such
a preposterous meal? "We were afraid to calculate that," said
Scott Jones, owner of the Cowtown
"We also didn't want to figure out the Weight
So who eats this thing? According to Jones,
just about everyone. "Couples, groups of four," he said. "I
had a table of six college guys try one the other night, and
they had to take the rest home in a doggy bag."
Ordering a day in advance is required,
as the world's
largest chicken fried steak takes 45 minutes to prepare,
starting with whole milk-bound breading that requires the
chef to roll the meat up like a carpet to flip; then it's
off to a flat grill for a hot-oil splash bath, a searing session
aided by a steel pizza shovel, and a 10-min convection-oven
bake to ensure even cooking.
Including the XL pizza pan it's served on,
the finished protein planet weighs 9lbs and measures 14in
in diameter; to up the ceremony, the chef and a procession
of servers actually carry it like the Ark of the Covenant
to your table.
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Sunday, March 21, 2010