I decided I wanted to play with squash blossoms tonight (anyone in Vancouver looking for them, you might find them in the Granville Island Market). i have never cooked with them before and I was going to a friend's house for dinner with six wee blossoms. I dug in their fridge and produced a filling involving pinenuts, mystery cheese, fresh basil, s&p and a little mayo for binder. I piped that into the blossoms, eggwashed and then breadcrumbed them. I heated some oil in a pot and proceeded to fry them. I had a little accident during production (photo following). But the end result was damn good, if I do say so myself!
Now to the ouch part. While frying the little buggers, I dropped my flipper in the pan. Hot oil hit my face and neck. The worst spot is on my left cheek, but I have a solid blister on the right side of my chin and some perfectly round red dots on my chest.