Just some word of advice for readers who cook their own food: Pouring water on burning oil is a bad idea.

A very bad idea.

This is what will happen to you.

If oil catches fire in a casserole, you should take it off the heat immediately and put the lid on. Ususally the fire will go out in a couple of minutes.

In my case, I’m happy to tell you that the casserole survived and is now clean and well. I even managed to save the dinner.

The kitchen still smells of burnt olive oil, though.

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