What’s 20ft, cheesy, creamy, and is often accompanied with chips?
A world record-breaking Parmo of course.
The George Pub in Stockton wanted to land themselves a place in the Guinness World Records.
And what better way than to create a giant version of the Teesside delicacy.
WORLD RECORD PARMO ATTEMPT AT THE GEORGE IN 2013
It cooked up a monster seven-and-a-half foot version of the Teesside treat.
But determined to set the bar even higher, the Harker family – the George’s owners – wanted to smash the record.
“We wanted to break a world record and were looking at a few different options,” said Craig Harker, 26, who runs the pub with his dad Graham – the chef.
“We saw what Al Forno had done last year and thought why not try and beat that.
“We already do a one pound parmo here so we thought why not.
“But we didn’t just want to improve on the record slightly just so it would be beaten next year – we thought lets go really big.”
To achieve the supersize parmo, chef Graham cooked up 100 breaded chicken breasts – about 50lbs worth.
He also used about nine-and-a-half kilos of cheese and four gallons of bechamel sauce.
Onlookers were amazed to see the creation put together which was finished off by using a blow torch to melt the cheese.
It was then measured at 19ft 6ins – just short of their 20ft target.
Graham, who wanted to thank Bookers for their donation to make the event possible, said: “When the chicken was fried it has obviously shrunk a little.
“I am really proud that it has all come together though – I’m knackered.”
And the parmo didn’t go to waste with locals being able to tuck into the giant local favourite for £5 – all of which were to be donated to Help for Heroes.
Craig said: “We wanted to help a charity by doing this.
“100% of the money will go to Help for Heroes.”
“I submitted an application to the Guinness World Records to do this and we will now be sending off pictures and a video to them so they can see we have done it,” he added.
Joanne Stott, 35, from Stockton, who was the first customer to try the parmo, said: “It’s brilliant what they have done.”