Tips for Deep Frying Your Thanksgiving Turkey

by Staff | November 25th, 2019

Deep frying the Thanksgiving turkey isn’t a new method of cooking the holiday meal, but over the last several years, it has become increasingly popular. But for every new recipe and advocate for this method, there are twice as many “deep fried turkey fails.”

The internet is full of videos of people causing large fires when they drop their turkeys into their fryers, and these accidents have resulted in dozens of injuries and tens of millions of dollars in property damage every year. In fact, the U.S. Fire Administration reports an average of 2,400 cooking fires at residential homes on Thanksgiving each year.

Risks of Deep Frying Your Turkey Include:

  • Deep fryers tipping over and spilling hot oil
  • Pots overflowing when the turkey is added, splashing hot oil
  • Grease fires caused by water contacting hot oil (examples include condensation, water-based marinades, improperly thawed turkeys, and poor weather)
  • Burns caused by touching the sides, lid, or handles of the pot
  • Oil overheating and combusting

So why do so many people risk deep frying their turkeys when the risks are so great? When done following proper safety procedures, deep frying a turkey can result in a bird that cooks very quickly, remains juicy and tender, and produces a deliciously crispy skin that many of those who have tried say is far superior to roast turkey. So, if you are interested in testing out this method for yourself this year, please exercise caution and read our guide by clicking the image below to get tips on how to keep yourself and your guests safe.

Why You Should Hire a Lawyer After an Injury on Thanksgiving

Cooking accidents, especially burns, can require a lot of expensive treatment and involve a long recovery. If you were injured at the home of someone else in a cooking accident, you may want to consider hiring a lawyer to help you get compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages.

Don’t worry­–in nearly all cases, any compensation you receive for a personal injury claim is paid only by the at-fault party’s insurance, so you will not be taking money out of a loved one’s bank account after an accident. We understand that you may be hesitant to file a claim against a close friend or family member’s insurance, but we also believe that you deserve compensation after an injury that would not have happened if not for someone else behaving negligently.

At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we have experience negotiating with insurance companies to get the maximum compensation possible for injury victims, and if the insurance company isn’t willing to pay what you need, we aren’t afraid to take them to court. Contact our firm today for a free consultation.

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