ALBANY, GA (WALB) – It's become a Southern favorite over the years. Deep-fried turkey is a Thanksgiving must for many families. But frying turkeys can be dangerous if you don't know what you're doing.
Remember, water and grease don't mix. So make sure you're turkey is completely thawed out before placing it in the oil. If it is even partially frozen, it could start a fire so big it can immediately injure or kill anyone close to the fryer. If flames erupt, call the fire department immediately.
Also, don't overfill your fryer with oil. Try placing your turkey in the fryer with water first to measure how much oil you will need.
A few other tips include keeping a fire extinguisher handy, keeping your children away from the fryer, and finally, never fry inside. And when frying outside, stay clear of any wooden decks or other flammable surfaces.