Happy Thanksgiving

Posted on November 24, 2014





A few safety tips if you are deep frying a turkey:

 

Here are some safety tips from the CPSC for making your own delicious deep fried Thanksgiving turkey, without burning your house down:

 

** NEVER leave a fryer unattended.



** Place fryer in an open area AWAY from all walls, fences, or other structures.



** Never use your fryer IN, ON, or UNDER a garage, breezeway, carport, porch, or any structure that can catch fire.



** Completely thaw (USDA says 24 hours for every 4 to 5 pounds) and dry turkey before cooking. Partially frozen and/or wet turkeys can produce excessive hot oil splatter when added to the oil.



** Center the pot over the burner on the cooker.



** Raise and lower food SLOWLY to reduce splatter and avoid burns.



** COVER bare skin when adding or removing food.



** Check the oil temperature frequently.



** If oil begins to smoke, immediately turn gas supply OFF.



** If a fire occurs, immediately call 911. DO NOT attempt to extinguish fire with water.