Thursday, November 17, 2011

Turkey Frying Safety

Thanksgiving is coming up and we are going to enjoy that day and meal with family and friends. I was spying around the 'net and found this Public Safety Ad concerning fried turkey.

I have fried a turkey, I really enjoyed it but didn't care much for the disposal of the hot oil and the plain danger of large quantities of very hot oil. I did not know that you were supposed to turn off the flame before lowering the turkey into the hot oil!!!

After we enjoyed the turkey, I never really used the fryer again, except to boil crawfish. Even so, I got rid of our fryer when we moved to Fort Lauderdale.

Here is the video, sponsored by the Good Neighbor's at State Farm and starring Captain Kirk;


That there scares me. Glad that these videos are getting out to the public and I hope no one has to have the tragedy of being hurt or losing their home because fried turkey is sooo good.

Safety first!

1 comment:

Buck said...

I've had deep-fried turkey exactly once, back in road days. The turkey was fried outdoors in a campground and it literally was the best, most succulent turkey I've ever eaten. That said, I was never motivated enough to do it myself, mainly because of the inherent danger and my terminal klutziness. That might could be a lethal combination.