Let’s talk turkey –deep fried

If you will be frying your turkey this Thanksgiving, here are a few preparations you can make and safety tips to follow that will help you deliver a juicy, golden-brown turkey to your table.
  • Use a fryer that has a built-in thermostat so the oil temperature will be safely regulated.
  • Determine how much volume your turkey will displace when placed in the oil. Test this using water.
  • Pat the turkey dry before you place it in the hot oil.
  • Wear gloves, safety glasses, and cover your clothes when tending to the frying turkey.
  • If operating your fryer outdoors, use a level surface, away from decks, trees, and structures.
  • Never leave a fryer unattended.
  • Always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Keep children and pets away from the fryer at all times.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher near by.