I keep trudging through the list of Classic New Cook Mistakes.
Last week, I decided to expand my repertoire of ways to cook tilapia (I know how to do it well one way at the moment). I found a “recipe” for pan-fried fish in a cookbook I am borrowing from my friend Betsy, and decided to be adventurous.
Anyone who has spent more than a little time in the kitchen could have told me that trying to fry anything in my tiny kitchen was not a great idea. Anyone with half a brain could have told me that not following the directions completely was not a great idea either.
To make a long story short, I succeeded in being assaulted by both the smoke alarm and a large splattering of piping hot oil. I now have a nickel-sized, blistered and bloody burn on my right forearm and a smaller burn on the middle of my right hand.
One of these days, I’m sure I will learn how to stay away from fried food and how to follow directions completely.