I was making banana fritters for breakfast this morning and burned my hand. Specifically, I was carrying the used, still very hot oil back to the kitchen in a glass cup, which fell apart and shattered on the bench, splashing the oil over my hand, mainly the palm and side, and a bit on the back.
Cue scream and much immersion in iced water.
Note to self: do not pour hot oil into glass containers.
For while it hurt like hell, now it just hurts enough to be a pest. I think I’ve avoided blisters. Might be getting one on my palm. I went and bought some aloe vera burn gel, which has helped. This isn’t good timing, as I’m trying to get a wriggle on with those waxes and a couple of new pieces — though it hurts whether I use it or not, so I might as well use it.
Some may say it only goes to show that deep fried food ain’t good for you…
Anyway, I guess it could have been worse. I was wearing safety glasses, at least. I’m new to deep frying — it all started when Stu told me there was tempura batter at a local store. Best successes so far have been banana fritters and cauliflower pakoras. It’s also quite a good way to eat cabbage. And crab sticks. And yes, I deep-fried a Mars Bar. It was quite nice, but probably not nice enough to justify the calories. M&Ms weren’t so successful.
It’s kind of addictive watching things turn golden-brown and crispy before your eyes. Then eating them.
I’ve just reapplied the gel. It’s pretty good stuff. Think I’ll let myself sook for the rest of the morning, then see about wriggling this afternoon.
ETA: the gel is really good. The pain has almost gone.
ETA2: looks like a couple of blisters coming up, including a biggish but shallow one on the side of my hand. Hardly hurts, though. The big one trails off into a sort of bat-eared red mark. If I end up with a scar it might be Batman-shaped! Or it’s an owl, or a bird with an open beak, or maybe a slug…