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I've just discovered that when cooking raw broccoli in a microwave, it is entirely possible to set it on fire.

Sigh.

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charis_kalos From: charis_kalos Date: February 21st, 2010 06:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow! I'm kinda impressed.
charis_kalos From: charis_kalos Date: February 21st, 2010 06:08 am (UTC) (Link)
And also thinking there's a wee!chester fic in there.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 21st, 2010 06:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Maybe. I don't think broccoli was a big part of their childhoods though.
dendritejungle From: dendritejungle Date: February 21st, 2010 06:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, but maybe THAT'S WHY. *nods srsly*
charis_kalos From: charis_kalos Date: February 21st, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
What she said.
charis_kalos From: charis_kalos Date: February 21st, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
And for exactly this reason. Wee!Dean is convinced by school health information that Sam needs green, leafy vegetables, but it all goes horribly wrong and he swears off vegetables for life.
blackcat333_99 From: blackcat333_99 Date: February 21st, 2010 06:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Really? For real, really? Huh. I'm amazed, really. It's got enough natural liquids in it, plus if you add a splash of watch to keep it from getting too dried out or limp when cooking it in the microwave. Then again, I have to admit I have a pretty cool feature on my nuker that specially cooks both hard or soft veggies. Good great for preventing disasters from happening.

I hope your microwave survived. Obviously the broccholi didn't.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 21st, 2010 06:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Water. Yeah. Adding water would have helped. Also cooking it for less than 12 minutes, which is what the 'carosel microwave cookbook' from the early eighties said. What little survived outside the black parts was kind of limp, crunchy and brown simultaneously, which I didn't think was possible either.
dendritejungle From: dendritejungle Date: February 21st, 2010 06:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Wait, WHAT!?!? I mean, I'm a total loser in the kitchen and even I am hard pressed to screw up broccoli! What the hell happened?!?!?!

...oh, oh god, I just read your comment. Yeah. 12 minutes, you say? I can see how that wouldn't end well. *wince* Actually, in a covered (vented) bowl, just a minute on two is usually enough to get a bright green light steaming (I like 'em just barely past raw).

(I am amused also because I made myself steamed broccoli last night. I was craving it, along with Chicken McNuggets and fries. ALL TOGETHER. O_o)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 21st, 2010 08:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
12 minutes, you say? I can see how that wouldn't end well.

I even read it out of a cookbook! I guess microwaves have gotten a lot more efficient since the early eighties.

(I am amused also because I made myself steamed broccoli last night. I was craving it, along with Chicken McNuggets and fries. ALL TOGETHER. O_o)

Sounds like a good combo actually. :-)
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: February 21st, 2010 06:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I just..you do things with cooking that defy logic--you should harnass this power, truly;) I hope you had something to eat in there that wasn't black, unless it was cajun.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 21st, 2010 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I even used a microwave cookbook! It told me 8-10 minutes a pound, I had a bit more than a pound, so I went for 12, and foom!
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: February 21st, 2010 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I say a pox on that book, and microwaves are evil tools--which is why I usually just use them for reheating, or popcorn(which doesn't burn most of the time:P)
samalander_dawn From: samalander_dawn Date: February 21st, 2010 06:43 am (UTC) (Link)
....wow :D

see, this is why I don't use a microwave :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 21st, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
They're handy for popcorn, and I can make a mean fish and rice casserole in one, but this time things went foom.
samalander_dawn From: samalander_dawn Date: February 21st, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
see it's actually the popcorn that really put me off them (burnt microwave popcorn tastes much worse the second time)


but heck, what's life without a little foom, eh? :D
malevolent73 From: malevolent73 Date: February 21st, 2010 07:34 am (UTC) (Link)
The weirdest part of this to me is that I made broccoli for dinner tonight also, although I boiled it in a pot on the stove. *eerie* And you learned better for next time, yes? :D
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 21st, 2010 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Usually I steam it, but I wasn't sure where the steamer basket was and it seemed like too much of a production for that time of day to haul all the cookware out and so forth. Silly me.
saberivojo From: saberivojo Date: February 21st, 2010 10:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Never woulda guessed it.

I hope you had back up veggie or was flaming broccoli your ultimate goal?
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 21st, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I managed to salvage bits. It was kind of interesting, because in spots it was like broccoli chips (crispy and singed) and in other spots it was limp and mushy. Not something I'd try deliberately no. Next time I'll find the steamer basket and do it on the stove like normal.
saberivojo From: saberivojo Date: February 21st, 2010 10:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's funny you should mention crispy broccoli chips. I made brussel sprouts tonight. Cut them in half. Tossed them in olive oil and salt and pepper then threw them in the oven for 15mins on 450 or so. They got kind of crispy and a little singed and were pretty good! It turns out crispy, singed veggies are not too bad!
aescu From: aescu Date: February 21st, 2010 11:17 am (UTC) (Link)
You did WHAT?!

You are that kind of person that manages to let water burn, aren't you?

If your microwave is a bit smelly now (and the stuff you put in comeshalf a minute, it normally works quite well :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 21st, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are that kind of person that manages to let water burn, aren't you?

Well, last weekend I set a pot of water on to boil and forgot to put in the water, does that count? The pot was making angry ticking noises and the fire alarm went off and everything.
anniehow From: anniehow Date: February 21st, 2010 11:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Like, open flames? I managed that once with a heat pack... scorch-marks survive to this day.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 21st, 2010 08:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I didn't see actual flames, but there were charred black chunks and quite a bit of funky-smelling smoke.
astrothsknot From: astrothsknot Date: February 21st, 2010 03:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
How the hell are you still alive?
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 21st, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
...luck? Not everytime I cook is life-threatening, just some notable occasions.
lsketch42 From: lsketch42 Date: February 22nd, 2010 09:27 am (UTC) (Link)

Spontaneous combustion of vegetables= Bad.

Ooookay...

Good to know :P
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 22nd, 2010 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Spontaneous combustion of vegetables= Bad.

'And knowing is half the battle' ;-)
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