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Old 01-25-2006, 03:18 PM   #11
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Relax! What can go wrong!!!???
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Old 01-25-2006, 03:19 PM   #12
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Oh dear. I am sitting here howling with laughter and I inhaled some coffee. UGH. Thanks for those pix Ken and jennyema. Lordy I like the one in the full fireman suit.

Mish, you have a winner in this thread!
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Old 01-25-2006, 04:17 PM   #13
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Isn't that geebs in the picture with the pan full of fire?
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Old 01-25-2006, 05:25 PM   #14
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Jenny and Ken



I couldn't resist either
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Old 01-25-2006, 05:26 PM   #15
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Mish, do you have a gas or electric stove?
Gas, IC. Thank goodness.
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Old 01-25-2006, 05:26 PM   #16
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talk aboutcher explosive relationship...................
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Old 01-25-2006, 06:19 PM   #17
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Gas, IC. Thank goodness.
Then to be safe, you'd for sure want to remove the pan from the burner when you add the alcohol and then ignite it with either the flame from the burner, or use one of those long lighters that many people use to light their charcoal with.

With gas, there is a greater danger of the alcohol igniting when you add it to the pan, which could cause the alcohol pouring down to catch on fire in reverse. Most professional cooks or chefs just leave the pan on the burner because we do it fast and quick. Most home cooks tend to do things a little slower which increases the chance of certain things, like having a flaming bottle of brandy.
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Old 01-26-2006, 07:06 AM   #18
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Flambé can be fun but be careful. About 20 years ago a private club in Burnsville Mn had quite a bit of damage to there fine dining restaurant when a waiter flambéed a pan of bananas foster. The pan got a little to hot before he added the alcohol and when he did add it the flame caught the drapes on the wall behind him on fire. They got the fire out quickly with no injuries and just some bruised egos. BUT BE VERY CAREFUL. {many professional kitchen folks get off on the flambé thing, but they have an exhaust hood and automatic fire suppression system}
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Old 01-26-2006, 07:16 AM   #19
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flambe' isn't all that difficult, mish. practice ahead of time with flaming shots. (and you'll never need to wax your upper lip, either).

really, like everyone said, take it to a relatively safe place like the sink, and use a long candle or grill lighter, and tilt the pan away from you a few degrees.
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Old 01-26-2006, 09:57 AM   #20
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Thank you all for your input!

Question: Why was the title of my original post changed, please? TIA
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