How to safely deep fry a turkey

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – You can’t have a Thanksgiving feast without a turkey, and many people choose to deep fry it. Cooking it can be dangerous if not done the right way. Rural/Metro demonstrated the proper way to deep fry a turkey.

The demonstration used a frozen turkey and a non frozen turkey. Putting one into the fryer will give you a nice fried meal, but the using the other one could give you some serious injuries.

Fire inspector Colin Cumesty began by putting a non-frozen turkey in three gallons of peanut oil at 325 degrees Fahrenheit. There should be no flames or oil spraying. That isn’t the case with a frozen turkey.

“The ice started to melt and that water turned to steam. It caused the oil from inside of the pot to come out from over the sides,” said Cumesty.

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