PITTSBURGH, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A Pittsburgh casino mashed 60 pounds of potatoes to cook up a 123-pound pierogi certified as a Guinness World Record.
Richard Marmion, executive chef of the Rivers Casino, said the massive Polish dumpling started with 60 pounds of mashed potatoes and 42 pounds of dough before other ingredients were added and combined into a 123-pound pierogi.
"It was quite a challenge," Marmion told KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh.
"The planning and the pre-planning and the testing were probably the biggest part. Assembling it and really getting it together today was really kind of easy. We ran through that a couple of times, so we were pretty confident."
The pierogi, cooked to mark Wednesday's National Pierogi Day, was certified as the world's largest by Guinness World Records.
"At Guinness World Records, we are always looking for people to try new records and break existing ones. I hope someone tries this again though because I would love to come out and try it again," Guinness adjudicator Michael Empric said.
Craig Clark, general manager of the Rivers Casino, said the pierogi is a Pittsburgh icon.
"Chicago has it's pizza and Pittsburgh has its pierogies," he said.