Ostrich egg feeds 10 at St. Paul cafe

A diner's sunny-side-up request was no yolk.

A banquet for 10 diners at a St. Paul restaurant this week came from a single source – an ostrich egg.

The egg was bought from a vendor in Willmar by David Schultz, who promptly brought it to Keys Cafe and Bakery on Robert Street, to see what they could make of it.

What owner Carol Gregory came up with on Tuesday evening was one heck of a large sunny-side-up fried egg.

Equal to the size of 24 chicken eggs, the ostrich egg turned into a feast for Schultz and nine companions.

"The egg was EGGcellent," he quipped in a Facebook post.

To crack the shell, Gregory required a dremel, a hammer and a knife, according to WCCO, which was there to watch the monster egg get cooked.

She told the TV station it was a "fun challenge," though don't expect to find it on the Keys menu anytime soon.

If you check out ostrich eggs for sale online, you'll realize that Schultz's brinner wasn't just huge – it was also pretty expensive.

MarxFoods is an ostrich egg retailer and is currently selling a dozen for the small price of $597.

Elsewhere, Floeck's Country Ranch in New Mexico charges anywhere from $20 to $75 just for empty ostrich shells.

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