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Exploding garlic clove

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Sauce pan with remaining fat from cooking, added red wine and smashed garlic cloves.  Violent explosion like super heated water or microwave egg and kitchen looks like slaughter chamber.  Escaped with minor forehead burn but could be worse 

 

Never knew or heard that could happen and sincerely looking to not repeat it again.  Please suggest ways to prevent it

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More likely wine hitting hot grease than anything to do with the garlic.

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if the pan/grease is hotter than water's boiling point, you can expect that to happen.  the  water violently 'explodes' from liquid to steam, spatters hot oil everywhere, which can create a fire.

 

depending on volume, it can ruin your whole day.

http://i.imgur.com/C5zmDyO.gif


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On 2/8/2019 at 9:02 AM, AlaMoi said:

if the pan/grease is hotter than water's boiling point, you can expect that to happen.  the  water violently 'explodes' from liquid to steam, spatters hot oil everywhere, which can create a fire.

 

depending on volume, it can ruin your whole day.

http://i.imgur.com/C5zmDyO.gif

 

That gif is insane

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As for prevention, take your skillet from the burner for a minute or two before adding the garlic and wine. If the fat's not screaming-hot when you add your liquids, the effect is seriously muted.

 

A spatter screen is always useful in those scenarios as well.

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