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Finger-Licking, Lip-Smacking Turkey – How to Cook it Without Starting a Fire


For the millions that are celebrating Thanksgiving this year, turkey will be the staple protein of choice. Most people will stick to the more traditional roasted turkey done in the oven.

But for the adventurous, a deep fried turkey is the way to go. And according to SeriousEats.com:

Fried turkey can be good. Really good. Excellent. Lip-smacking, finger-licking, crispy crackly, moist and tender, juice-explosion good, even.

There’s a right way and a wrong way to cook a turkey. According to State Farm data┬ámore cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Day than any other day of the year. Each year, fire departments respond to more than 1,000 fires related to deep fryers. Because of the cold weather, more than a third of the fires start in a garage or on a patio. These blazes cause more than $15 million in property damage annually, not to mention serious burn injuries.

Here’s a quick video as to the dangers of improperly frying a turkey. ┬áTake a look at this fool – dropping in a turkey into a fiery oil bath.

Here’s the potential outcome when things go wrong.


Take note of what not to do if you’re daring enough to deep fry a turkey – be safe and enjoy!