Originally Posted by chuckie
We are going to try a deep fried turkey for the first time.
Honey baked ham is selling them so I won't burn the house down trying to cook it !
I am not poking fun at anyone, but it always amazes me that when I turn on the news at this time of the year, that somebody has either seriously hurt themselves or burned their house down doing this?
If you are going to deep fry a turkey do it outside in a wide open space.
Also, you don't need to fill the pot up with oil. When you put the turkey in, the weight will force the oil up and over it. If you have too much oil (which is usually the case), well then a great weekend is usually turned into a horrible visit to the hospital.
Many years ago I was given one of these giant turkey pots, and all I have ever cooked in it is lobster and crab legs! They are awesome for that!
You still have to watch that you don't knock over a boiling pot of water, but there is a much lower risk of injury with the boiling water than there is with the boiling grease.
Be carful all.