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Hurt my eyes with Cayenne Powder


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Hurt my eyes with Cayenne Powder

h0h0h0 | Oct 8, 2008 06:30 PM

So I was thinking I'm a badass. I cut up some red onions, potatoes and green peppers. I put my wok on the electric range, tossed some olive oil in there, put some garlic salt in the oil and let it heat up. I put the onions and potatoes in the wok and let it fry for a bit with the heat on high. Few minutes later I put the green peppers in there. After 3 minutes I put half a tea spoon of cayenne pepper in there and stirred the mixture around.

Holy hell. The smoke from the wok went nuts. What did I do wrong? Is it not OK to stir fry cayenne pepper? Was there something else in the wok that might have caused all the smoke? The air is still "Dirty", not smoky. I wonder if I accidentally made some pepper spray! What happened?

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