Fried turkey cooking tips

Fried turkey cooking tips

POSTED: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 6:33pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 2:17pm

Fried turkeys are a holiday tradition, and here are some tips you should know before frying a turkey:

- Thaw the turkey before you put it in the oil. If it's frozen, the ice can cause hot, bubbling oil to flash over.

- Don't overfill the pot with oil before putting the turkey in. Doing so can also cause a flash fire.

- Turn the flame off before you put the turkey in.

- Use the fryer outside, away from the house or porch.

- Finally, keep the right kind of fire extinguisher handy.

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