The Seven DON’Ts Of Frying Your Turkey In Arkansas
- The seven DON'Ts of frying Turkeys
- Bonus DON'T
- How to fry a turkey safely
I mean really, if you have never had a taste of deep-fried turkey, you are missing out. It's one of my favorite ways to eat the big bird of Thanksgiving. But be careful Arkansans, because even though this is one of the tastiest ways to prepare a turkey for your family, it's also the most dangerous way to cook the bird.
Did You Know...
That people attempting to fry a frozen or even partially thawed turkey causes 5 deaths, 60 serious injuries, and the complete destruction of about 900 homes every year? It's a huge mistake that causes death and destruction and we don't want that for you this turkey day. Plan ahead and follow these safety tips for a Happy and Tasty Thanksgiving:
- DON'T ever fry a frozen turkey. Thaw your turkey in the refrigerator for several days before it's time to cook it.
- DON'T use a turkey fryer indoors. They should always be used outdoors and away from buildings, sheds, overhanging tree branches, or anything flammable.
- DON'T overfill your fryer with oil, make sure you know how much displacement the turkey will cause before you put it in the heated oil. (Watch the video below)
- DON'T use a fryer without a temperature gauge on it or in it. Getting the oil too hot increases the risk of fire.
- DON'T drop the turkey in the fryer. Slowly lower it in. (Video)
- DON'T leave your fryer unattended. This cooking process must be monitored all the way through. Keep children and pets away.
- DON'T use water to try and extinguish an oil fire. A fire extinguisher should be handy at all times.
Watch this video to see just how destructive it can be.
8. DON'T ever, ever never, fry anything nekkid. Trust Me!
You should also consider having safety items like heavily padded oven mitts, and safety goggles, also, wear a long-sleeve shirt just in case. Fried turkey on Thanksgiving is so tasty, let's make sure we do it right and stay safe.
These rules apply to everyone and everywhere, not just in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma, this goes for you too.
So, What's The Right Way To Fry A Turkey?
So glad you asked, watch this video.