DO NOT MAKE THEM IN A TOASTER OVEN.
I was cravin' some of them today, so I whipped up a little cookie sheet of my chippies and thought to myself that it would be more efficient in terms of energy to cook 'em in the toaster oven - smaller oven, less heat needed, etc. Whether or not that's true I have no idea. But it sounded very green and smart.
So I turned on the oven and set the timer for 15 minutes. Then I went into my home office to do some email.
After several emails and a little surfing on the internet, I could smell them cooking and thought YIPPEE they are ready, and headed back out to the kitchen.
And they were in flames.
Yep. I'm not exaggerating. This was a orange-flames-coming-out-of-the-toaster-oven-needed-a-fire-extinguisher-and-now-a-new-toaster-oven experience. Seriously.
Go ahead and giggle as you picture me walking quickly in circles, trying to stay calm as I thought through my options in quick succession:
- throw water on it - oh wait, it's an electrical appliance plugged into the wall
- grab the burning tray with an oven mitt - oh wait, that might light my hand on fire
- use the "I think it's expired and I've never used one" fire extinguisher that I actually have
So let's review:
- DO NOT COOK KELLY'S HOMEMADE BAKED POTATO CHIPS IN A TOASTER OVEN
- Own a fire extinguisher