A Southern-style deep-fried turkey is delicious, but dipping a turkey into hot oil isn't something to do without a few safety measures in place.
As the team from our popular show House Hazards
demonstrates, here's what happens when a frozen turkey meets a tub of hot grease. It's fascinating ... and it's frightening, too.
Watch the clip below to see what happens. And remember: This is the wrong way to deep fry a turkey.
Don't turn Thanksgiving into a holiday disaster.
Here's how, step-by-step:
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- Defrost your turkey and prepare as desired.
- If you've brined your turkey, pat it dry. Allow it to sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes prior to cooking.
- Place approximately 4 to 4 1/2 gallons of peanut oil (enough to barely cover the top of the turkey) into a 28 to 30-quart pot and set over high heat on an outside propane burner. Bring the temperature of the oil to 250 degrees F.
- Once the temperature has reached 250, very slowly lower the turkey into the oil and bring the temperature to 350 degrees F.
- After 35 minutes, test the temperature of the turkey using a probe thermometer. Once the breast reaches 151 degrees F, slowly remove it from the oil and allow it to rest for a minimum of 30 minutes prior to carving.
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