Wedding Omelet

by admin on August 17, 2009

An Orange Beach wedding is featuring something almost as a big as the love between the bride and groom. The marriage of Gail and Joe Nettles today, June 13th, 2009, featured a wedding cake; it’s one you’ve probably never seen before. It’s a giant omelet. It’s a large version of Tacky Jack’s “Farmer’s Omelet.” The huge breakfast took more than eight hours to cook and build. It has more than 1,400 eggs, almost 100 pounds of cheese, and 600 potatoes. The bride and groom say it’s the perfect way to celebrate their special day.

(Well, drats,  the embedded video won’t play, at least not on my browser, so check it out here.)

Ok, my first thought was,  “8 hours to cook and build?  What kind of food safety was involved (or not involved) in prepping and serving that?”  Would you want to partake of a wedding omelet consisting of 1,400 eggs and 100 pounds of cheese that took 8 hours to cook and construct?

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristin August 17, 2009 at 1:37 pm

That omelet is really unattractive. I hope they had a doctor on standby to take care of people who dropped from clogged arteries.

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Ladycrim August 17, 2009 at 5:15 pm

Helloooo, Cake Wreck!

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Alexis August 18, 2009 at 8:58 am

If it makes them happy, what the heck? Wedding cake always tastes like cardboard anyway. But it’s hard to ruin an egg!

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Janell October 25, 2009 at 1:53 pm

I guess that’s what the happy couple wanted. But I wouldn’t be interested in eating any. It just doesn’t look appetizing.

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Izzy February 9, 2010 at 7:52 am

:( But an omelette is only yummy hot…

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Baby February 9, 2010 at 1:12 pm

if it weren’t for the whole cold eggs/salmonella risk thing, that’d be a pretty interesting idea for a brunch reception. still weird, though.

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Cady March 24, 2010 at 11:49 am

Actually I think there’s a type of Spanish omelette that’s served cold, but this still grosses me out.

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Gail Nettles June 13, 2010 at 7:09 pm

WOW!!! I guess I never realized there was such a critical site!! Was it what the couple wanted? Let me just say, as we have celebrated our first anniversary today, that the omelet was a precious gift from a precious man to, me, the bride. The wedding was at 6am on the beach and the reception was breakfast. Since this wasn’t our first marriages, I had not planned to have a cake. So he just did this as ‘fun’, complete with Bride & Groom on top. Anyone who has EVER been to Orange Beach, Al. and gone to Tacky Jack’s for breakfast knows how wonderful this omelet is!! And NO one is more particular about his restaurant, kitchen, or preparers of food!! Was it hot? No, more like warm, put out at the last minute, and very yummy, absolutely NOTHING gross about it!!

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Sharon August 7, 2010 at 3:37 pm

N A S T Y ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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Dazee September 25, 2010 at 6:33 pm

I love how Sharon practically ignores the fact that the Bride herself actually posted a comment here, or she did and didn’t care which is worse. I would say I’m surprised by some of these comments, but the more I read the site, the more I see that people who seem to care about etiquette certainly devolve into gossipy like comments one might expect to hear in whispers behind people’s back. The omelet looks good, everyone looks like they’re enjoying themselves, it was obivously more on the casual side (considering the wedding topper, lol). Personal preference can be expressed in a way that doesn’t offend.

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Jay September 27, 2010 at 3:45 pm

I’d say if you’re putting yourself on the news with a stunt like that (and I doubt the news van just *happened* to be driving by in time to see it), you should be prepared to accept that a half-dozen people on some website somewhere will think it’s a bad idea.

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Biker Granny October 1, 2010 at 11:12 am

I must be numb because I didn’t find the MAJORITY of the comments out of line.

So if this looks unattractive and unappetizing we’re supposed to say it is?
Sorry but if I didn’t know ahead of time (which the posters did NOT) that it was served at a safe temperature, I’d worry about it too.

I mean it’s a different idea but others are entitled to their opinions.
Count me in as to one that wouldn’t really want to eat it.

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DrKwang November 4, 2010 at 10:42 am

Do you worry about whether the wedding cakes or meals served at other weddings described here are properly cooked? As I would with any caterer, I would assume that anyone willing to cook something like this would take the necessary steps to ensure it was safe to eat.

I can’t say it’s to my personal liking (I prefer ham and cheese omelets), but it wasn’t my wedding either.

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