Pork producers in north-central Iowa are slapping a massive pork patty on a huge grill this morning, in an effort to claim a new world’s record.
Harold Trask, of Renwick, is spokesman for the Humboldt County Pork Producers, says it’s a 240-pound pork patty while Hy-Vee is baking a 42-inch bun to cover the patty using 14-to-16 pounds of dough. Trask says the completed pork burger will measure 40-inches in diameter and about 10-inches thick.
He says the new title of world’s largest pork burger should be theirs within a matter of hours. Trask wasn’t certain who holds the current record. “The only thing we’ve been able to find is 125-pounds,” Trask says. “We’ve contacted the Guinness Book of Records. I think we’re going to beat it.”
Trask says it should take about 12 hours to cook the 240-pounds of pork for the hungry masses in Humboldt. They’re placing the mega-patty on the grill at 6 A.M. It should be done around 6 P.M. and people are welcome to stop by and make a free-will donation to support the effort — and have a big slice of the pork burger.
Thanks to Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City