Deep Fried Turkey

November 21, 2012 at 11:05 AM | Posted in Safety Tips, Seasonal | Leave a comment
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Some traditions involve deep-frying your Thanksgiving Turkey! 

Deep frying is a cooking method in which food is submerged in hot oil, normally performed with a deep-fryer or chip-pan. Whenever using a deep-frying method, you want to keep these safety tips in mind:

  • Always place your deep fryer on a level concrete surface a safe distance from buildings and flammable materials.
  • Do not place the deep fryer on your deck, under patio roofing, or in any enclosed space.
  • Do not overfill the fryer.
  • Never leave the fryer unattended.
  • Make sure your fryer has a thermostat so the oil does not heat to the point of catching on fire.
  • Make sure your turkey is thawed completely and patted dry before placing in the fryer.
  • Turn off the flame of the fryer before you lower the turkey into it and again before you take the turkey out of the fryer.
  • The cooking pot can get extremely hot. Be sure to use heavy-duty oven mitts.
  • Wear long sleeve protective clothing.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher nearby.

The holidays are filled with delicious treats and traditions. Working with hot oil and flames requires a little extra care to ensure you have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

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