Does anyone have any tips for how to get rid of chilli from your hands when you've been chopping fresh ones? Have just rubbed my eyes again, having forgotten I'd been chopping them earlier and it really stings !
The trick I use is, I oil my hands before chopping fresh chilis, and then soap/oil/soap them afterwards. The chili oils bind to the vegetable oils, and they both go away with the soap. It works pretty well - test your finger in your mouth after the last soaping to see if it's all gone.
Presume you just use a small ammount of oil? Have visions of me chopping off my fingers due to slippery hands - am such a clutz Will give it a go next time though, combined with pixiefishes potatoe I should be home and dry
Oh, I use dried chillis sometimes, too, or those chilli seeds you get in a jar. But some recipes just work better with real fresh chillis, and the milder ones have an interesting flavour, too, generally.