||[oct. 10e, 2007|10:39 pm]
Liene From the Internet
God. Damn. Bursting into flames. Burner.|
Oh man oh MAN I was so excited to finally pop some spices but NOOO. For ONCE I do something involving Very Hot Oil and the part that gets frighteningly smoky is NOT IN THE PAN. (Extra-frustrating since that first wisp of smoke is your signal to toss in the spices.)
Really curious to know whether it was:
1) the burner (or things living under/on it)
2) the pan.
The pan, the stupid bastard, is the frontrunner, because when I took it off the burner IT CONTINUED BEING AFLAME. I was trying to figure out where to put it (no room on the stove) -- how to open doors with no hands, whether the tub would work? (not wet; vetoed) -- and eventually succeeded by putting it down for two seconds on the braided rug and having at the sliding door. (It was a ninja move, and in my defense it had been off the burner and not on fire for a little bit at this point.) It's been raining tons so everything's wet outside, and I moved it around and listened to it sizzle on the deck. Thank you, rain.
Luckily I have been baking a lot of pizza lately, and managing to get olive oil on the bottom of the (screaming hot) oven a few times, smoking up the kitchen in a matter of a minute or two. I have the taking-down-the-smoke-detector-til-things-calm-down thing down to an ART. Because OH MY GOD that thing is loud, and you cannot shush it if the smoke's still there. And if I'm awake and I made smoke I know it's there.
DANG it. I didn't realize how little I had in the way of spices. And now I'm gonna need more sooner. And I didn't even burn them.