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What not to do.
Do not attempt to deep fry chicken and potatoes in a shallow open dish in an oven.

Especially if you weren't intending to deep fry anything and that much oil only wound up in the pan because you have a weather-induced quasi-migraine headache and couldn't think clear enough to remember that most of the oil normally doesn't go in the dish, it stays in the seasoning bag. And that there's normally not that much oil.

The oven has been turned off for fifteen minutes now, the pan is still in it because opening the door would be asking for pain and very loud noises. The oil is still spitting and spattering. On the up side, the fire alarm has not gone off and nothing has burst into literal flames.

Yet.

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Current Location: cowering behind the furniture in case of explosions
Current Mood: sore sore
Current Music: boiling oil

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rayvlin From: rayvlin Date: June 12th, 2012 04:13 am (UTC) (Link)
If you wanted to see sparks and a possible trip to the hospital, through water at it.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 12th, 2012 04:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Not tonight, thanks. XD
samalander_dawn From: samalander_dawn Date: June 12th, 2012 04:29 am (UTC) (Link)
oh dear....
hope it's tasty once it finishes sputtering.... :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 12th, 2012 05:26 am (UTC) (Link)
It was... odd. The frozen chicken breasts I got seem to have been soaked in brine or something. :-P

The potatoes were good, even though there wasn't many, and I wound up using four times the amount of dishes I intended to.
samalander_dawn From: samalander_dawn Date: June 12th, 2012 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
glad the potatoes were good at least! sucks about the chicken though :(
bugeyedmonster From: bugeyedmonster Date: June 12th, 2012 04:34 am (UTC) (Link)
DO NOT PUT WATER ON IT NOR ATTEMPT A FIRE EXTINGUISHER ON IT.

That will only spread the oil around. Leaving the door closed is the best option. I'm also wanting to add that if you could plug up any possible cracks around the door with foil, to do that. The fire will run out of oxygen and go out in its own.

You'll just have to stay up ready to call the firemen if needed.

OTOH, sending hugs for your migraine.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 12th, 2012 05:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I do know basic fire safety. I just left the door closed until it calmed down enough to take out and deal with. No fire.
aelfgyfu_mead From: aelfgyfu_mead Date: June 13th, 2012 12:08 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm very glad you stayed safe!
klingoncat From: klingoncat Date: June 12th, 2012 06:26 am (UTC) (Link)
one day (maybe years from now) you will laugh about this...
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 12th, 2012 07:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, as soon as I was sure the chance of actual fire had past I was laughing about it. This was slightly more imperiling than the turkey incident and a shade less laughable in the moment, but no harm done in the end.
fourtenpm From: fourtenpm Date: June 12th, 2012 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's always good that the fire alarm doesn't go off; and nothing is actually burning, except, maybe dinner?
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 12th, 2012 03:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
The fire alarm has gone off with far less provocation, I'm quite surprised it didn't even let out a peep.
fourtenpm From: fourtenpm Date: June 12th, 2012 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sigh, I had a fire alarm going off on me once, when I was scrambling eggs, granted, the eggs were a tiny bit burned, and there was a bit too much oil, which was kinda smoking, but still, nothing was on fire! The fire alarm was such a drama queen.
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: June 12th, 2012 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my. I am glad things vaguely worked out in the end.

*Hugs for migraine*
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 12th, 2012 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very vaguely, yes. No fire it good in this case.

The headache is clearing now, but last night was miserable. Stupid weather systems moving around.
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caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 12th, 2012 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
You haven't read the turkey post, have you?
catnthecradle From: catnthecradle Date: June 12th, 2012 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I DO NOT envy you the clean-up.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 12th, 2012 11:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll be assessing that later tonight. The dishes were surprisingly easy once they'd cooled down, and the oven looked like it might just need a wipe and a new liner, but I'll get a better idea of it later.
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