Thanksgiving Tips from ReidGoodwin

How to Safely Deep Fry a Turkey

From all of us here at ReidGoodwin, we want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. We hope that you cherish this holiday spent with friends and family over good food. The turkey is the centerpiece of this special meal, and you may choose to fry yours. This can be dangerous, so here are some tips to keep you safe this holiday weekend!

Decide whether or not you will be deep frying inside or outside and choose a fryer that is appropriate.

Make sure that your turkey is completely defrosted and that there isn’t any ice hiding inside of it. It can be dangerous to drop a turkey with ice into oil.

Make sure that you aren’t using too much oil. You can determine how much you’ll need by placing the turkey in the pot and then filling it with water.

Make sure that you are properly prepared to deal with a grease fire. Do not use water to extinguish it.

Make sure that the fryer is not near anything flammable, and that it is level on a flat surface.

Rather than dropping the turkey into the pot, slowly lower it. This will lessen the the amount of oil splashing.

Make sure that the turkey is not too large, this could increase the chances of an oil spill.

Make sure that the oil is kept at the correct temperature.

Do not leave the fryer or the turkey unattended.

Do not fry under the influence.

We hope you found these tips helpful. Enjoy your turkey this Thursday and have a happy Thanksgiving!