Cooking your Thanksgiving bird!
Published on: Nov 20, 2016
The results of deep frying a turkey are almost always
satisfying, that's why it's become such a popular method for cooking up and
serving Thanksgiving dinner. Despite how
tasty the results are, there are dangers to consider when doing this. Deep
frying turkeys on Thanksgiving result in five deaths, over 50 injuries and the
destruction of more than 1,000 homes every year. It is highly advised that you
refrain from frying your turkeys and instead cook them in the oven. If you absolutely
must fry your bird, be sure to follow instructions and be extremely
allow the oil to get over 350 degrees or it can easily catch fire. Always have a thermometer with you to monitor
and maintain oil temperature. A fire extinguisher should always be nearby and
the oil should be kept far away from any structures. If you experience an oil
fire, never pour water on it for it will only make matters worse. The water hitting the oil will release steam.
fry a turkey indoors or even on your deck. It is best to be done in your yard away from anything flammable that
could catch on fire.
make sure you do not to put too much cooking oil in the pot. This can cause an overflow that spills into
the burner and cause a fire or can cause hot oil to splash onto the chef.
sure your turkey is thawed completely, if not fully thawed, it may result in
airborne cooking oil.
The steam will rise the oil out of the pot becoming extremely dangerous.
If you are interested
in something other than the traditional oven method of cooking your bird, deep
frying may be a great option to consider. Be careful, stay safe and enjoy!
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