How Not To Deep Fry a Turkey
Ever thought of deep frying your turkey for Thanksgiving? Deep frying is quickly becoming to the go to method as far as turkey cooking goes. There are some right and wrong ways to deep fry a turkey so let’s go over the big mistake many amateur deep fryers will make this Thanksgiving.
Thaw out your turkey! And by this, we mean, all the way! As most of you know, water and oil don’t mix. If you place a frozen turkey in a pot of boiling oil, you will get an explosion. The water in and on the turkey will quickly evaporate and has no where to go but up and out. When the water from in the turkey which is in the hot oil goes up and out of the pot, so does the oil in the form of a BIG explosion. Not only could you ruin Thanksgiving dinner but you could injure yourself, others and your house.
How to Deep Fry a Turkey the Right Way:
1.When deep frying a turkey, take care to thaw the turkey out all the way through.
2.When you get ready to set up your deep frying station, do so outside. This way, in the event that something does happen, there are less materials around to get damaged.
3. Since you will be setting up the deep fryer outside, moving it away from the house or any structures is also a smart idea.
4.Make sure the oil isn’t hotter than necessary. Only fill the pot 3/4 of the way full and heat the oil to 350° F.
It’s a good idea to wear protective flame retardant gloves and make sure someone keeps an eye on the turkey at all times.
Now here’s a funny video of how NOT to deep fry a turkey. Happy Thanksgiving!