Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Potatoes au Verre

That's a fancy name for "the glass pan exploded in the oven."

Lest you believe that our vegan kitchen produces only cutie-cute cupcakes and perfect quiches, feast your eyes on the mess we made a few days ago! We had happily quartered a few red potatoes, drizzled them with olive oil and lemon juice, sprinkled on some dill, and popped the glass pan in the oven at 400 degrees. Now, Ben and I have used this formerly reliable Pyrex pan in this very oven at this very temperature many, many times. This time, though, we could not disregard the unsettling hissing and popping noises coming from the oven after about ten minutes. I removed the pan, and the split-second I set it on the counter, BOOM! It blew up!

So it didn't actually explode in the oven, thank goodness. Also, neither of us came down with glass-in-the-eye. So things turned out pretty okay.

But since there was no radical temperature change involved here, why did the glass pan suddenly detonate?

1 comment:

  1. Eeek! Though I do not know the reason why your beautiful glass pan exploded, I am certain that it must mean you are in need of a new one?