Weighing in at 215.5 pounds, Tri-C makes the world's largest pierogi

Posted at 2:50 PM, Sep 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-18 14:50:46-04

Go big or go home, right?

Well, that's what Tri-C culinary students had in mind when they were mixing potatoes, eggs, flour and water together to make the world's largest pierogi.

Weighing in at 215.5 pounds, more than 20 students and chef instructors came together to make a record-breaking pierogi.

The team, led by Karen Monath, worked throughout the night to produced a cheese and potato pocket of goodness.

The tasty creation topped the 123-pound pierogi as the world largest pierogi by the Guinness Book of Records.

The team set a goal of 216 pounds because of Cleveland's area code but fell just shy of that number.

The project required a custom-made basket and cooking tub. The pierogi spent more than two hours in boiling water, requiring six chefs to lift the pierogi out of the tub and onto Public Square.

A van hauled the heavyweight food champ to the Cleveland Eats Culinary Festival where it was devoured.

No leftovers were reported at the festival.