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​How we fry a turkey!

​How we fry a turkey!

Jan 31st 2016

How we fry a turkey!

Check out this video to see our frying in action.  You can enjoy a deep fried turkey without the stress, mess and dangers without trying this at home.  Just order your favorite flavor from jiveturkey.com


The list of hazards to deep frying a turkey at home is long.  Keep in mind that deep frying is a dangerous method of cooking; be sure that you use extreme caution throughout the entire process. 

The scariest risk we find is that many units easily tip over, spilling gallons of hot oil. If the cooking pot is over-filled, oil may spill out when the turkey is placed into the pot. If oil hits the burner flames, a fire may engulf the entire unit. 

In addition, partially frozen turkeys placed in the unit can cause spillover that may result in an extensive fire. 

What is most hazardous for a home frying is that most units have no thermostat controls, and can potentially overheat the oil to the point of combustion. 

Inexperienced with frying at home?  Here's a safety hint that you don't often think about -  the sides, lid and pot handles of the cooking pot get hot enough to pose severe burn hazards. 

And here are 5 more tips, if you still want to try this at home - but our recommendation is visiting jiveturkey.com to get a turkey from us -- the same taste without the hazards.

1. Never use turkey fryers on wooden decks or in garages.
2. Never leave the unit unattended when in use.
3.  Don’t let children or pets come near even when the unit has been turned off – the oil remains dangerously hot for hours.
4.  Use well-insulated potholders or oven mitts when touching the lid or pot handles.
5. Keep an all-purpose fire extinguisher nearby. Never attempt to use water to extinguish a grease fire. If the fire is not manageable with an extinguisher, call the fire department immediately.