First off, no damage was done. I simply got my wits shattered just a bit.
I decided tonight that I was going to fry up some venison burger (I was in a rather carniverous mood tonight) as my main meal. Knowing that Venison is rather dry and lacking in fats suitable for frying easly, I decided (after franticly scrubbing out a frying pan) to add some canola oil into the pan. Put the pan on the stove (Gas stove) and cranked the heat up since I was hungry. Things proceeded rather well, until I flipped the rather large burger over. I lifted it up, and noticed that the venison burger had absorbed the oil in the center of the pan. I then tlted the pan to spread the remaining oil (By now spattering like crazy) over the dry area, lowered the pan and finished flipping the burger.
Flames then shot up OVER TWO FEET!! I quickly removed the pan from the heat, and lifted the burger off, blew out the flames, and lowered the heat and finished the job. Other than having my blood pressure shoot up over I don’t know how many PSI everything went fine.
As you can tell, my cooking skills are virutally non existant (I am the very epitome of the sterotypical bachelor in certain areas including cooking skills) as you may have already guessed. I used to classify myself as hopeless in the kitchen, but now I’ve upgraded myself to dangerous.
My question to you is this. How common are cooking fires and other little disasters like this among you and how long before you could consider yourself “no longer dangerous” in the kitchen? I have darn little knowlege in the kitchen and could use all the hints that I could get.
Thank you in advance.