Wednesday, December 13, 2006

No one warned me


I've seen people cut up jalapenos on TV before. Just slice open, scoop out the seeds, and chop up right? Wrong. About 5 minutes after I performed the afore mentioned steps, the back of my finger was burning like I had touched the stove with it. I ran it under cold water for a bit, then went back to cooking. After it persisted in burning, I stuck it in my mouth and it was really spicy. Pretty soon, the back of my neck started burning, then all of my hands, then my cheeks, and eyes. I consulted the internet, my mom, and Tyler's mom on how to treat pepper burns. Somewhere after the milk, vinegar, and baking soda (see pictures) my face stopped burning. However, my hands continued to burn even after the Desitin and Anbesol. They burned for two days.

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6 comments:

Caitlin said...

Yikes. I have never heard of a pepper burning someone that severly. I always feel it burning under my fingernails when I scrape the seeds and I once touched my eye after cuttng jalapenos. Not so pleasent, but nothing like what you described.

RILEIGH said...

Oh Honey!

That must be horrible. I hope you feel better.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the description on how not to cut a jalapeño.... Can i get one on how TO cut a jalapeño?

Amanda said...

How to cut a jalapeño if you have sensitive skin: wear gloves or get someone else to do it for you.

Amanda said...

Or, someone told me that they just put ziplock baggies on their hands.

Anonymous said...

the old ziplock bag on the hand trick.... i know this one..

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