Monday, September 22, 2008

I've got the Jalapeno fingers!

No really, I'm not joking! They burn so bad. I was making fajitas for dinner and as usual I chopped up some jalapeno peppers. About fifteen minutes later both my middle and pointer fingers on my right hand began burning. I have never had this kind of reaction to hot peppers before. The pain was unbelievable. It was even worse when I ran them under cold water. Poor big boy had the fastest bath of his life because I just couldn't handle the pain.

Thank heavens for google! I actually googled "jalapeno fingers" and came up with a few quick remedies. None of them actually worked. I tried soaking my fingers in cold milk, sour cream, vegetable oil and white vinegar. Not at the same time of course. Fail. One person even said to soak my fingers in bleach. I skipped this suggestion. Either, this person knew me and was hoping to inflict more pain on my poor fingers ( it is possible) or they have tried it them self. Either way, I chose to pass on that. I kept a cold compress on them and they seem fine now except after I was my hands, it brings the pain right back.

Ironically, a girl I work with had this happen to her last week. Of course, for the life of me I couldn't remember what she did for it and she didn't answer her phone. Such is life. Hubby found this entire fiasco to be rather amusing.

Today's lesson...always where gloves when cutting jalapenos. The fajitas were delicious by the way!


Princess Peaches said...

I have never heard of this! How did you finally get it to stop?

Anonymous said...

This thread is useless without the recipe!

Thank God you didn't touch your eyes

The Beach Life said...

Would you like my oh so delicious fajita recipe????

Anonymous said...

Does a bear crap in the woods? Do I ignore my kids? Is the sky blue?

Yes I want the recipe!!

smammone1 said...

We had a bumper crop of jalapenos this year and I found that using regular baking soda to wash my hands after handling works wonders. It seems to neutralize the hot oils.