January 4, 2007

The Reason Deep Frying Turkey is Dangerous

POST #    2356

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present you with the reason deep frying a turkey is dangerous. Lucky for us, the attempt was made on grass and not on a deck. And nobody was foolish enough to put the fire out with water or anything like that. Shannan's mom decided that a ham wasn't enough for Christmas dinner, so she thought about preparing a turkey. When she asked how to prepare it - oven, deep fry, etc. - I might have said something like, "I've never had a deep fried turkey." Problem is - they had never made a deep fried turkey. Despite the flame, a turkey eventually went in the oil.

The end result was less than tasty. While the meat was tender and moist, the injected marinade wasn't very good. It actually smelled pretty repulsive. I'm told that there's a large, large oil spot in their back yard now. I wonder if anything will grow there in the future.

Posted by tien mao in Food/Drink, Illinois, Travel at 7:57 AM



That's awesome. I wonder what techniques you can use to make it taste better. You should have borrowed my protective goggles.

Posted by: corie at January 4, 2007 9:37 AM

we were THIS CLOSE to deep-frying a turkey for christmas. now i know all that hoo-hah about flaming vats of oil isn't... hoo-hah.

Posted by: tangentialism at January 4, 2007 9:38 AM

We had Thanksgiving in Florida one year and my brother grilled the turkey...it was pretty good!

Posted by: Margaret at January 4, 2007 11:13 AM

ive had fried turkey before and it's been delicious.. i guess it depends how you make it :)

Posted by: rachelle at January 4, 2007 12:33 PM

my cousin made a deep fried turkey for thanksgiving and it was awesome. he guarded it the whole time though to make sure it didn't catch on fire.

Posted by: Dahlia at January 4, 2007 4:47 PM

Wow -I've never known anyone to try to actually fry one. Alton did deep-fried turkey on his good eats show: http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_35148,00.html Good tips for safe frying, including how to make sure it doesn't boil over and start a grease fire.
I had a friend order from Jive Turkey in Ft. Greene, and she said it wasn't all that. I want to try this delicacy myself before judging.

Posted by: Jeannette at January 5, 2007 8:54 AM

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