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Kitchen Safety Tip #1: Beware of Grease Fire (Fire Caused By Oil )

Kitchen Safety Tip #1: Beware Of Grease Fire (Fire Caused By Oil )


“Never put oil on the fire and walk away, monitor it; if over heated, it could lead to fire outbreak.”


BEWARE!

What you should know on Fire Outbreak Caused by Oil:

Fire caused by oil is referred to as grease fire, it occurs when oil reaches a particular temperature under heat. This depends on the type of oil used, every oil has a point of causing fire (flashpoint), according to culinarylore.com fire outbreak will automatically occour when the temperature of any oil reaches 400-435 degree Celsius (750 – 815 degree Fahrenheit).

How to Quench Grease Fire (Fire Caused by Oil)

  • Use a dry powder, foam or carbon dioxide fire extinguisher, immediately.
  • WARNING!: Never use water to quench a grease fire, it will worsen it

  • Try to turn off the fuel source immediately (stove, gas cooker or any cooking device used).
  • If the fire has gone round the kitchen; close the doors and windows as you quench, this will reduce breeze or oxygen that spreads the fire, also ensure your fans are off.
  • Be! sensitive!, once you notice the fire getting out of control, call the fire service, call neighbours to assist, never wait till it gets out of hand before doing this.

Remember this for Your Safety

Cooking is an activity that requires your total attension, a little diversion can lead to great disaster (not our portion, In Jesus name), hence we should be alert.

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Share your first cooking experience

๐Ÿ™‚ How was your experience on the first day you tried cooking?

Trying things for the first time can be very tough at times, especially when it deals with an activity that consists of several steps like cooking.

๐Ÿ™‚ I tried my little Sis. (Esther) Yesterday (night), I say make she cook noodles (4pcs) for us to chop, ๐Ÿ˜€ she surprise.

Almost 30mins gone and noodles never still done ๐Ÿ˜€ , “Esther! What’s up? Your noodles never done?”, I said.

“Trying things for the first time can be very tough at times, especially when it deals with an activity that consists of several steps like cooking.”

“I’m waiting for the water to get dried”, she replied. In between the cooking, she had come to me asking; “Bro. Paul, please can I add the seasoning immediately?”, hmm. . . ๐Ÿ˜€ “I don’t know, you’re the one in charge, cook it in your style, anyhow it comes out we shall eat”, I replied. I detailed her not to make it dry because the noodles soupy style was one of my favorites.

At last Esther was through.

VERDICT TIME

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The noodles was ready, I had a taste, dished it and we ate.

My Verdicts on Esther’s first independent cooking (without supervision):


The noodles was;

  • cooked not half done
  • eatable
  • dry; against my soupy style demand
  • having a nice taste but almost over seasoned (almost).
  • almost over cooked (quite soft)

Overall:

She gave a good try and ๐Ÿ™‚ I rated her 52%

Weldone! Esthy, you can do better, I know, Yes! You! Can! ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Bottom Line:

There’s a saying I emulate, “Practice makes perfect”, the more we do things, the better we become at it; our first trial might not be perfect but when the practice continues we can work towards perfection by learning from others, our errors and improving our performance.

“The more we do things, the better we become at it

In the comment box below you can drop your own first experience of cooking (how it went; please make it short), I’ll drop mine (personal) as well; watch out for it, really amusing and interesting, some how worse than my sister’s. ๐Ÿ˜€

Remember:

“Our first trial might not be perfect but when the practice continues we can work towards perfection by learning from others, our errors and improving our performance.

Thanks for reading

Still on Eba

Everyone’s style of preparing it is different…

ยค some cover it to absorb the hot water

ยค others turn immediately

ยค some dilute the hot water, while some don’t

ยค some sift the shaft after pouring the garri, while others don’t
but at the end we all eat it and the Eba ends up it the stomach, goes through digestion process and so on…

But you won’t enjoy a badly made Eba;

ยค with too much lumps (Yoruba calls it koko while in Kalabari it’s “Ingboli”)

ยค made excessively soft

ยค Too hard

ยค Still having the raw taste of garri

ยค not well mixed.

My Verdict: Make your eba properly to enjoy it and don’t be in a haste because every food has an end product in the stomach, hence prepare it well.
Thanks for reading…

How to Prepare a Delicious Pot Of Beans

Recipes needed:

Beans, onions, pepper, tomatoes, vegetable oil, palm oil (optional), seasoning cubes, salt, curry and crayfish (optional).

Pre-steps

  1. Pick out the beans from the shaft
  2. Blend pepper and crayfish seperately
  3. Slice the tomatoes and onions

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Weldone!

Main Steps

Step 1: Boil the beans till it gets soft (not too soft; but soft)

Step 2: when soft add some onions
and salt, allow to boil for 2-3minutes

Steps 3: Keep away the beans and put a fry pan to dry, add some red oil (allow to fry for 15 seconds) and vegetable oil to the fry pan and allow the oil to heat up

Step 4: When the oil is hot add onions, tomatoes and peper, allow this to fry very well

Step 5: Once the water content in it starts getting dried add curry then stir.

Step 6: Add crayfish, seasoning cubes and some little salt then stir

Step 7: Return the beans, pour all the contents (peper, onions, tomatoes mixture) of the fry pan into it and stir well

Step 8: Have a taste and add some seasoning cubes or salt if needed

Step 9: Allow to heat up very well and stir continuously to avoid burning the beans for 10 – 15 minutes.

Step 10: ๐Ÿ™‚ wetin remain? ๐Ÿ˜€
ENJOY YOUR DELICIOUS
๐Ÿ˜€ Your delicious Beans Is Ready!
๐Ÿ˜‰ Weldone!

Your delicious pot of beans can go with;

Bread, Yam, Ijebu Garri (sprinkling on the beans or soaking in water with sugar and salt for drinking), pap, rice, plantain or
Potatoes.

Food Nutrient and Fact
Did You Know that eating your delicious beans with the above list of carbohydrate food is a balanced diet?

Beans- Protein

Tomatoes, Peper, Onions, crayfish – vitamins and mineral salt

Salt – mineral salt

Vegetable and Palm oil – fat & oil

Rice, Bread, Yam… – Carbohydrate

Water (used for cooking and drank after the meal)

So! Always make sure its on your roaster…

Thanks for reading, do ensure to share with all your friends.

Ijebu Garri (packed)

Stallion Rice (The best grain)