Originally Posted by Glassylicious
4. Good lord. My potatoes were exploding! And it was just then I realized what I had forgotten to do: Pierce each potato a few times with a fork! The air under the potato skin expands as the potato bakes. What happens when you attempt to blow a balloon past its capacity?
5. That's right, it pops. Loudly, might I add. So the same happened to my potatoes. It was like Chinese New Year all over again in my oven. So I quickly took them out, stabbed the firecracking things to put an end to their [and my] misery, and shoved them back in to roast some more. There were thankfully no further explosions, and I was rather glad the potato did not blow up in my face [by virtue of compressed air rushing out] when I sliced it open.
That sums up yet another one of Glassy's misadventures! Stay tuned for the next episode! ;)
Haha Glassy, I'll definitely stay tuned...this is insane! Well if the potatoes did blow up on your face...LOL!
As for my funny cooking experience, during the first time I learned to cook pasta with white sauce, I didn't thoroughly wipe the stainless steel pot that I used for the sauce dry after rinsing it, so when I on the stove before putting in the oil, the pot suddenly made a loud popping sound and it startled me so much that I literally let go
of the pot (good thing it was on the stove!) and CRIED!
Moral of lesson: every time I made pasta after that, I always wiped the pot dry and put the oil first before
turning on the stove...