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What is the worst cooking incident you have had occur while you you were cooking

  1. dorothy0328 profile image75
    dorothy0328posted 4 years ago

    What is the worst cooking incident you have had occur while you you were cooking.

    I am not speaking in terms of nasty blisters or burns you may have gotten. I am more curious about first time mishaps and cooking fouls that make for a funny answer.


  2. IDONO profile image82
    IDONOposted 4 years ago

    Yes. I'm a guy. Not often, but once in a while, we make kitchen mistakes too.
         One year, I was having about 20 people to my house for a New Years Eve party. And following tradition, I decided to make this huge roaster of sauerkraut, pork and potatoes to have at midnight.  After simmering for some hours, I decided to add spices for the remainder of the slow cook time. I've always liked the addition of a generous amount of paprika to my recipe for taste and color. Unfortunately, when I reached for the can of paprika, I accidentally grabbed the can of cinnamon. I proceeded to dump about a half can into the roaster and didn't realize what I had done until I stirred it and started smelling it. Here's the fun part.
         It was too late to get new stuff and start over, so I just let it cook as it was and started thinking about excuses, like trying a new recipe or something. When the guests were there and it was time to serve, everyone got a plate full, ate it and said how much they enjoyed it. Not one person mentioned the cinnamon, so neither did I. Amazingly enough, you could not taste the cinnamon at all. But you could smell it. Twice someone asked me if I was baking something, and holding back from laughing, I told them that I had burnt a toaster strudel earlier in the toaster. They believed me and they hadn't even been drinking a lot. Go figure.
         Guess what my resolution was for the next year? It was never to put the cinnamon next to the paprika in the cupboard ever again; EVER!

    1. lupine profile image72
      lupineposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That must have been hilarious! Glad it didn't spoil your meal.

    2. dorothy0328 profile image75
      dorothy0328posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer. Thats funny because you just reminded me of one time my fiance' and I were making chicken and sausage gumbo and he did the exact same thing. I tasted it ours though sad

  3. Jeannieinabottle profile image90
    Jeannieinabottleposted 4 years ago

    I used to think baking soda and baking powder were the same thing.  One time, I was making cherry cobbler and learned the hard way the two were very different.  The baking soda made the cobbler taste like Play Doh.  It was pretty awful.  I now know the difference between baking soda and baking powder and keep both in my kitchen.

    1. dorothy0328 profile image75
      dorothy0328posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      ouch that sucks. thanks for sharing

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    richard alburoposted 4 years ago

    It was very busy in the main galley.We have Italian dinner theme in main dining that night.To much order of spaghetti meatballs and then my crush,filifina waitress arrive to order appetizer.my attention focus on her about a minute.Alas! I forgot i have pasta cooking on a pan, and it burn.lucky for me it was only for one order and service time is almost finish.

    1. dorothy0328 profile image75
      dorothy0328posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Darn women will get ya every time LOL. Thanks for sharing.

  5. WhatToCook profile image73
    WhatToCookposted 4 years ago

    Mine would be when I was first learning to cook. I heard that sage was good in stew so I thought I would try it. I must have added a good 2-4 Tbsp in this poor stew. When we sat down to eat it it tasted so bad, but my poor sister did not want to tell me that so she ended up eating her whole bowl lol it was so funny. Even to day when I go to make stew she tells me not to make sage stew.