Martha Stewart makes it
look like the perfect centerpiece and according to Paula Deen it's almost as
easy as pie, but it can be one of the most challenging tasks of the holidays
and because of the way we in the South like to serve up the Thanksgiving staple
it can be a little dangerous too.
"It's very common throughout the wiregrass and the southeast is frying a turkey for Thanksgiving, it's very good but it can be very dangerous if you don't know exactly what you are doing," said Battalion Chief Chris Etheridge.
Etheridge said by following a few simple tips turkeys will be the only thing getting fried this holiday season.
Tip #1: Make sure the
turkey is completely thawed--any amount of ice or water left on the turkey can
cause a large fire once it hits the grease.
Tip #2: Do this outdoors--Etheridge said this seems like common sense, but it is the most important thing to remember.
He advises to fry on a grassy area and as far away as possible from any wood surfaces or places where there are potential fire hazards.
The location of the frying isn't the only thing you have to take precautions with.
Tip #3: Make sure there isn't too much oil in the fryer.
Etheridge advises following these tips and you just might end up with the perfect Thanksgiving bird without calling the fire department.