hot pepper emergency, please help!
I just cut and seeded some Thai chilis, and even though I washed my hands copiously, I am afraid to get near my 3 month old daughter. Any recs for how to really get my hands clean?
Capsicum is oil soluable, so you need to rub your hands thoroughly with something fatty/oily. Vaseline would probably be best, but butter or cooking oil would do. Then you can use soap/detergent to remove the oil.
If that doesn't work, I afraid you'll just have to wear gloves (and next time remember to put on the gloves *before* you handle the chiles!).
Best thing I've found is same trick that works to get onion/garlic smell off your hands...stanless steel...you don't need that special soap-looking bar, you can use your flatware...wash your hands with soap and water and wash with the piece of flatware...I swear it works...