It’s fried turkey time! Who doesn’t love a deep fried turkey this time of year? Whether this is your first time frying a turkey or your tenth time, safety is always a crucial part of this delicious activity! Stay safe by following these tips below and if you do unfortunately experience any kind of minor burns, please visit your health care provider for evaluation or for severe burns or injuries, go to the nearest emergency room or call 911.
Before beginning, make sure your turkey is FULLY THAWED and there is no excess water on the turkey. Frozen turkeys should never be inserted into hot oil as this will cause the oil to bubble, splatter, and potentially overflow risking thermal injuries or burns.
It is best to measure the amount of oil you will need to reduce the risk of the hot oil overflowing. To determine how much oil you will need, place your thawed turkey in the fryer pot and fill the pot with water until the turkey is fully submerged. Remove the turkey and then mark the water level. This is the level of oil you should fill your pot with. Make sure to wash and dry your pot before filling with your oil of choice.
Remember to find a spot for your fryer that is flat or level ground and not near your house or anything flammable. Never leave the fryer unattended and keep children and pets away.
Use extra caution when initially submerging your bird in the hot oil. Use protective gloves and always wear shoes!
Monitor the temperature of your turkey with a thermometer probe and use caution when removing your cooked bird.
It is probably safest to keep a fire extinguisher nearby, just in case!
Enjoy your delicious turkey!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING from Beyond Wellness Total Care!