Monday 19 August 2019

Watch a fire service give an explosive lesson on how not to cook turkey

Turns out deep frying is not always the answer.

A turkey being deep fried
A turkey being deep fried

By Edd Dracott

If there’s two things Americans love, it’s Thanksgiving and frying things – and this is a cautionary tale regarding both.

This year November 23 marked the fourth Thursday of November and hence Thanksgiving Day, but a local fire station had an explosive warning for those readying their bellies for their celebratory feasts – don’t deep fry your turkey.

Turkey fry gone wrong with Northport Fire Rescue. View from Truck-22 Giving away two free turkeys, just “Like” this video to get a chance to enter !!!!

Posted by Northport Fire Rescue on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Do not try that at home is the explicit message of that video.

In a Facebook Live shot before the example turkey-frying, a spokesman for Northport Fire Rescue said the pot of oil was over filled and the turkey had not thawed properly from frozen, causing the hot and cold substances to react violently when they met. They suggested people looking to fry their birds should leave it to the professionals.

“It might save you a hospital visit,” they said…

… Too right.

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