Ow! I am an eejit. Stupid cooking stories solicited.
Making chile today, and decided to roast a shwack of peppers for it. Normally I oil my hands to handle chiles, which has two benefits: it keeps the burn away, and ensures that I'll wash my hands before touching anything. Since roasted peppers are enough of a PIA to handle without adding oily hands to the mix, I thought, "Meh. How bad can it be?"→
[More:]It can be bad. My hands, they are on fire! After painkillers and ice water, it's down to a dull roar, though. Think I'll go with gloves when prepping the okra tonight.
Make me feel better and tell your cooking gaffe stories here!