Never Fry Your Texas Turkey Like This – How To Be Much Safer
There is not much better eatin' on the planet than what we do right here in Texas on Thanksgiving. Friends and family as far as the eye can see, mouths watering cause they know soon it will be eating time and fried turkey is one of the best-tasting ways to prepare that giant bird for the family, but it's also the most dangerous way to prepare that bird.
Did you know that people attempting to fry a frozen or even partially thawed turkey causes 5 deaths, 60 serious injuries and the complete destruction of about 900 homes each year? Don't take one of the best days of the year and turn it into one of the worst of your life because of poor planning.
Follow these tips to keep yourself and others safe this Thanksgiving:
- NEVER fry a frozen turkey. Thaw your turkey in the refrigerator days before it's time to cook it.
- NEVER use a turkey fryer indoors. They should always be used outdoors and away from buildings, sheds, trees, or anything flammable.
- NEVER overfill your fryer with oil, make sure you know how much displacement the turkey will cause before you put it in the heated oil.
- NEVER use a fryer without a temperature gauge on it or in it. Getting the oil too hot increases the risk of fire.
- NEVER drop the turkey in the fryer. Slowly lower it in.
- NEVER leave your fryer unattended. This process must be monitored throughout the whole process. Keep children and pets away.
- NEVER use water to try and extinguish an oil fire. A fire extinguisher should be handy at all times.
You should also consider having safety items like heavily padded oven mitts, and safety goggles, also wear a long sleeve shirt. Fried turkey in Thanksgiving is so tasty, let's make sure we do it right and stay safe.
These rules apply to everyone and everywhere, not just in Texas, of course, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma, y'all too.
If you would like to learn how to do it the right way, watch the video below.
Be safe and have a Happy Thanksgiving.