That's a lot of spuds

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - September 26, 2011

Folks in Mount Vernon, Washington, are claiming a new Guinness record for the world's largest dish of potatoes au gratin.

The pan of potatoes was 80-feet long by 8-feet wide.

Organizers say they used 15,000 pounds of red potatoes, 400 pounds of cheese, 100 pounds of diced onions, 50 pounds of garlic and 200 gallons of cream.

All the ingredients were grown locally.

The record attempt was put together by the Mount Vernon Downtown Merchants Association.

Organizer Karin Springer tells a local paper their potatoes au gratin nearly doubles the current record, set in France.

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