Kitchen Explosions

Sometimes experiments go very wrong.

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Now this – this is just embarrassing. I had finished sauteeing a steak and was deglazing the pan with a little red wine. When you deglaze a pan, you pour in some liquid and scrape up all the cooked-on bits from the pan, then reduce the liquid to make a nice sauce.

That is, if you add enough liquid. If you don’t, the hot fat in the pan will over power the the liquid you just added and create a bunch of popping – or, in this case, a small explosion that coated everything within several feet of the pan. Hence my shirt.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to scrub my kitchen ceiling.

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  1. spoonix Says:

    I would save that shirt for Sunday, wander into a random church shortly before noon, and start asking people who I’d need to speak with to get sanctuary, and if there’s any paperwork that needs to be filled out beforehand.

    “Now, it’s illegal for the cops to arrest me while I’m in here, right?”

  2. Kat Says:

    LOL – too funny!

    Note to self – add more red wine to deglaze pan – or wear dark shirt!

  3. Enid Says:

    OH NO!! I hope you are okay. no burns?
    i hope not…..

    if not.

    Well then…LMAO.
    I’ve done this more than I’d like to admit. :)

  4. janna Says:

    Hmm…. this sort of thing isn’t a regular occurrence in your life? Because it is in mine!

  5. Hilary Says:

    More wine! ‘Tis the answer to everything! 😉

  6. bezzie Says:

    But, but, did it taste good???

  7. Stephieface Says:

    You need an apron. Frilly or kilted, the choice is yours.

  8. chris Says:

    More wine is always better.

    And yeah, that looks like EVERY shirt that I’ve worn while cooking!

  9. Jess, of the Bugs Says:

    Oh no!! Now I feel guilty for being slow on making your man-apron.

  10. amanda Says:

    Someday you should ask me about all the different ways I’ve discovered to get chococlate on the ceiling….

  11. Kath Says:

    Ummm…yeah in my neck of the woods any straight man who can talk about how to saute a steak, deglaze a pan, or reduce a liquid to make a nice sauce can get away with any amount of kitchen accidents and probably find someone else to clean up!

  12. Amanda Says:

    It’s not worth eating if you’re not wearing at least a little bit of it. 😉