Turkey Frying

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Turkey Frying

Postby Jeff Silvey » Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:27 pm

Hope this helps for this week or any other time you cook a turkey. Make sure you thaw the bird before you fry it, plus lower slowly in the fryer.
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Re: Turkey Frying

Postby Urbish » Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:18 am

...and, biggest of all, don't do it inside! If you're going to have an out of control raging oil fire, better to be out in the driveway than in your garage.

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Re: Turkey Frying

Postby Jeff Silvey » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:35 am

Well its that time of the year to have fun with family's. Everyone stay Safe.
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Re: Turkey Frying

Postby Jeff Silvey » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:25 am

BTT Have a Safe Thanksgiving.
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Re: Turkey Frying

Postby Mrblanche » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:41 am

The insurance industry says 10% of those who attempt to deep fry a turkey end up causing a major home fire.

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Re: Turkey Frying

Postby Rick Spivey » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:46 pm

Jeff is correct, the number 1 thing is to be sure there is no ice or excess moisture in your bird before lowering it into the oil. I'll pass along one other tip if you are dead set on frying a turkey. We have done this for the past several years, works unbelievably well. Place your bird on the wire support, fully inoculated , rubbed, etc. Then lower bird into an "old fashioned" brown paper bag, like grocery stores used to send home. Tie the bag up around the neck of the wire support rod. Lower the whole affair into the oil. What is the benefit? Two things I have noted:
1 - the oil outside the bad stays perfectly calm and still, while you can hear all the frying noises inside the bag. This means less chance of oil splashing out of the pot and starting a fire.
2 - when you remove the turkey, still in the bag, all the little burnt particles, spices, etc. stay in the bag while the oil drains through. This leaves the oil very clean fo r a second use later on.

Some will say it sounds crazy, like I first did, but this works extremely well!
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Re: Turkey Frying

Postby Jeff Silvey » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:15 am

Thanks Rick, that's sound awesome.
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Re: Turkey Frying

Postby Steve Butram » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:00 am

I recommend that you test the oil level in the fryer before it is heated up by lowering the turkey into the pot. To make sure the oil level will not overflow the top of the fryer.

Cook only thawed or fresh turkeys in a Deep fryer. Frozen turkeys cooked in a deep fryer are a recipe for disaster

My Fire Department had a fully involved Garage fire last Sunday morning due to a subject deep frying a Turkey in his garage.
Be prepared to be unprepared Seth Goden

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Re: Turkey Frying

Postby coppersmythe » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:13 pm

good evening from the cool deep south . jeff knows what he is talking about , he always has the best adivce over the years for fire safety . talk about right on time for this subject , frying turkeys is hot down here ( :lol: ) . coppersmythe................................PS: when everyone is running away , jeff is runnuing to the fire :!: :!: :!: :!:


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