Bangers & Mash... and Greg
Not long ago we had Greg over for dinner in exchange for some manual labor (aka moving a 600+lb pool table), and we had one of our faves, bangers & mash. We are so fortunate to have a meat market in town that actually sells some pretty authentic bangers... of all things.
The highlight of the evening though wasnt the bangers.. or the mash... but Greg deciding he would try a whole dried habanero. I wish I had taken pictures... but I think I was lost in the hilarity of the moment.
We were simply showing off our massive stash of habs.... frozen, pureed, in salsa, dried... when he says "Lemme try one of those dry ones".. and proceeds to pop the entire thing in his mouth. "MMmm... this isnt so bad..." he said as he crunched away, oblivious to the horror that was soon to come. "Hmmm... man that thing has a little bit of a kick in the end...."..... "I think I could use some water...." I handed him a glass watching as a strange habanero hue started taking over his eyes....so I offered some milk... which he quickly chugged. It wasnt long before his face had inherited the color that his eyes had taken on... and tears were streaming down his face.
I am not really sure if he fully recovered before leaving.. or if he could taste the bangers & mash... in the end he professed, "Yea... I think thats one of the dumbest things I've ever done..."
On a side note.... I never could figure out why they found my serving of bangers so funny.....