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(LiveLeak)   Since there's no Spatula City in India, this guy just uses his own hands to remove fried stuff from boiling oil   (liveleak.com) divider line 31
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2008-07-14 12:28:27 AM  
fakr
 
2008-07-14 12:32:39 AM  
impressive, but you still get a little bit of his burnt skin with your food
 
2008-07-14 12:32:43 AM  
 
2008-07-14 12:36:11 AM  
Pakode FTW!
 
2008-07-14 12:43:00 AM  
something is wrong with my tv
 
2008-07-14 12:58:36 AM  
HappyHarryHardOn: impressive, but you still get a little bit of his burnt skin with your food

BLEARGH!!!!
This....so this...
BLAAAARRGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!
 
2008-07-14 01:04:14 AM  
He does wash his hands, right?
 
2008-07-14 01:04:43 AM  
This is no different than people walking across hot coals.

Moisture on hands vaporizes just fast and long enough to provide a barrier to the hot oil.

Fakir!

/Physics is Phun!
 
2008-07-14 01:10:58 AM  
Sweaty Palms
 
2008-07-14 01:12:35 AM  
chuck4455: This is no different than people walking across hot coals.

Moisture on hands vaporizes just fast and long enough to provide a barrier to the hot oil.

Fakir!

/Physics is Phun!


But hot coals aren't nearly as adhesive as hot oil is. That stuff will burn you even in a paper thin layer (Speaking from personal experience here).
Aside from that, didn't someone or another figure out that it's the micro layer of ash on the coals that kind of protects you?
Either way.
This dude is crazy.

/ow
 
2008-07-14 01:50:25 AM  
chuck4455: This is no different than people walking across hot coals.

Moisture on hands vaporizes just fast and long enough to provide a barrier to the hot oil.

Fakir!

/Physics is Phun!


Hot coals don't transfer heat very well. You can play 'hot potato' with them (no ash coating needed) when sitting around a camp fire.
That oil transfers heat very well, as my years in a kitchen can attest. I have absolutely no idea how this guy does that. Any normal person's skin would be bubbling up w/ 2nd degree burns from doing what he does.
 
2008-07-14 01:55:05 AM  
The trick is staight forward, you put a another fluid on top, which has a higher boiling point than the oil below, you can drop a raw egg in the fluid, have it boil and then scoop it out to show the crowd, then you put you hands in only a few inches with out hurting yourself
 
2008-07-14 02:54:17 AM  
What happens in Spatula City stays in Spatula City.
 
2008-07-14 03:03:31 AM  
wtg, subby. Now I want some pakoras.

And if this was so easy to do without burning yourself, how come the news did a story in this dude instead of all the hot pakora vendors in India?

Nevertheless, this guy's got some trick up his sleeve (barrier substance on hands, cooler layer of oil in the pot, something).
 
2008-07-14 04:15:59 AM  
Smacky the Frog: Any normal person's skinflesh would be bubbling up w/ 2nd degree burns fromcooked medium well doing what he does.
 
2008-07-14 04:25:53 AM  
Meh. It's like taking little bits of arsenicoontil the body becomes somewhat immune, isn't it?

I think working like this for 20 years would have hardened his hands somewhat.

And it isn't like he can stick his hands in and submerged for minutes at a time. I see him getting in and out as quickly as possible and wiping his hands on the wok rim immediately after.
 
2008-07-14 04:37:56 AM  
You do know how most Indians wipe themselves after taking a dump, right? Right?
 
2008-07-14 05:54:37 AM  
Nothing But Net: You do know how most Indians wipe themselves after taking a dump, right? Right?

Those things don't flavor themselves, ya know.
 
2008-07-14 08:11:58 AM  
My name is Sy Greenblum, and i'm really getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2008-07-14 10:07:31 AM  
johnsoninca: He does wash his hands, right?

He's washing them in boiling oil. I think that's sufficient.
 
2008-07-14 11:25:58 AM  
I <3 Spatula City.
 
2008-07-14 11:45:20 AM  
reneeashleybaker.files.wordpress.com

Does Not Approve.
 
2008-07-14 12:00:27 PM  
Just call me Mister Butterfingers!
 
2008-07-14 12:03:31 PM  
Nothing says I LOVE YOU like the gift of a spatula.
 
2008-07-14 01:11:38 PM  
www.become.com

??
 
2008-07-14 01:11:42 PM  
You get to drink from the FIRE HOSE!
 
2008-07-14 01:45:32 PM  
Clearly this man is a superhero who masks his identity frying pakora. Why is this so hard to understand?
 
2008-07-14 04:12:11 PM  
What better way to say "I love you" than with the gift of a spatula?
 
2008-07-14 05:26:30 PM  
I would bet those have a citrus taste due to the 2" layer of lemon juice on top.
 
2008-07-15 12:13:49 AM  
stuartinsg: The trick is staight forward, you put a another fluid on top, which has a higher boiling point than the oil below, you can drop a raw egg in the fluid, have it boil and then scoop it out to show the crowd, then you put you hands in only a few inches with out hurting yourself

Contrary to the reporter and subby, the oil isn't "boiling" . . . the bubbles are caused by moisture evaporating out of the food, remove the food and the bubbles stop . . . cooking oils will reach their smoke points, smoke, then ignite before actually "boiling" (this would likely happen around and above 425 F, depending on the type of oil and it's cleanliness/purity)

I've seen people deep fry their hands after dipping them in a thick layer of batter . . . it's completely idiotic, but it's possible to get a nice golden brown crust on yourself before being burned . . .

I also once saw a grill cook at a steakhouse grab a 700+ degree sizzler plate with his bare hand and move it slowly from grill to table without blinking an eye . . . i heard it hissing against his hand . . .

some people develop calluses (sp?) and deaden the nerves from repeated burns . . . i frequently stick my fingers into boiling liquids to taste them and can tolerate hot plates a lot better than even the most seasoned servers . . . but i honestly can't explain how this guy doesn't get even slight burns from dragging his fingertips in hot oil . . . crazy injun

//chef
//has many burns
//kind of likes them
 
2008-07-15 01:21:25 PM  
fark, I could go a Pakora right now.
 
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