September 27, 2005 11:26 am


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I felt like having French Toast yesterday but never got around to it, so when I got up this morning, I immediately decided to cook breakfast. All went reasonably well, except the butter in the pan started burning instead of oiling the pan, and the WHOLE APARTMENT started filling with smoke. Not “burning down the house” smoke, just “something is scorching on the stove” smoke. I quickly turned on the overhead fan in the living room.

Daniel was in the shower and said he got out and started drying off, and smelled breakfast cooking, and wondered who in the building was cooking. He then exited the bathroom and found himself in a very hazy, but very breakfast-y smelling room. Thankfully, he went around and opened some windows to air it out. The smoke alarm never even went off.

Sooo… it turns out I can cook French Toast, I just need to figure out how to not scorch the butter in the pan. Other than that, it was a success. :D

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  • Nicole says:

    When I first moved into my last apartment, I decided I wanted to get a fondue pot. Once the oil was boiling, I brought it to the living room. Meanwhile, my boyfriend and his friends and brothers were upstairs.

    When I went to test a piece of meat in it, black smoke started filling the entire place. It wouldnt stop even when I took the meat out.

    The smoke reached upstairs, and for the rest of the night, our entire place was filled with black smoke and our eyes were burning really bad, dinner never got eatten :)

    After two years of living away from my parents, im finally learning how to not set off the fire alarms while cooking, but at our last place we had to remove the batteries cuz I would set it off everytime I cooked.

  • Meggan says:

    Eeesh, that sounds scary. I want a fondue pot, for cheese and bread purposes. I think it’d be fun.

  • The way to do it without scorching the butter is to use a low heat, very low, and a small amount of butter. Non stick pans work better though, or get some PAM cooking spray with flour in it, that stuff is the best, but go easy on it because that too at high heat or large amounts will scorch. It works fantastic though.

  • Meggan says:

    Hm. I do have a nonstick pan. Does that mean I don’t need the butter? I use it anyway because it seems like I should. Maybe that’s where I went wrong…