One of the most exciting holidays can be dangerous. With all of the dinner preparations and family coming over, you should be prepared if you are looking to deep fry your turkey. As a precaution, you should always have a fire extinguisher if you do not already.
- Select where you will be frying a turkey. It is recommended to be outdoors, a large concrete driveway is ideal. Be sure to sweep any leaves or flammable items away from the area.
- Have a leveled surface, as this can avoid any spilling or tipping.
- Gather supplies including a meat thermometer, oil thermometer, a turkey fryer, 5 gallons of peanut oil, oven mitts, goggles, and an apron.
- Your clothes should be non-flammable and wear long sleeves to protect yourself from splashing oil.
- Be sure your turkey is completely thawed before frying if there is any ice within the bird it will explode once hitting the oil.
- Only use peanut oil. This oil has a high smoke point so it’s safer to use.
- Never deep fry a stuffed turkey.
- Use your oil thermometer to maintain a temperature of 350℉.
The Martino Realty Family wishes you and your family a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
Tips curated via PBS and Texas Hill Country. Image via Pinterest.