Abbeville's Omelette Celebration made USA Today's "Strange" Food Festival list
Abbeville’s Giant Omelette Celebration is getting national attention it was not expecting by USA Today.
Recently, USA Today released a list of “strange festivals” that take place in the United States.
The Giant Omelette Celebration made the list along with festivals such as the Frog Leg Festival, Calf Fry Festival, Waikiki Spam Jam, Green Bean Festival and Mushroom Festival.
USA Today wrote this about the Omelette Celebration:
“In an effort to get closer to its French heritage, Abbeville, La., started the Giant Omelette Celebration in honor of a story in which Napoleon ordered the town of Bessieres to prepare a huge omelette for his army using all of the town’s eggs. Using a 12-foot diameter skillet, the Louisiana town creates its own 5,000-egg omelette filled with ingredients such as bell peppers, onions, crawfish tails and hot sauce. Once it’s cooked, all attendees are invited to enjoy a piece.”
The celebration occurs in November in downtown Abbeville. It is highlighted when chefs from Confrerie D’ Abbeville come together and make a huge omelette made with 5,000 eggs.