Avoid Burn Accidents this Thanksgiving

Frying a turkey this Thanksgiving? Stay safe with these tips from the USDA

  • Thaw your bird! If your turkey is frozen, it will need 4-5 days in the fridge to thaw enough to put in the fryer.

  • Smaller turkeys (12 lbs and under) work best for frying. Otherwise, you can fry it in smaller pieces, such as the legs, breast, and wings.

  • Make sure not to overfill your fryer. There should be enough room for the bird to go in and the oil to raise above the turkey 1-2 inches.

  • It takes 3-5 minutes per pound to fully cook the turkey. Internal temperature should be a minimum of 165 degrees.

  • Check temperature by taking turkey out of oil with appropriate utensil (do not check temperature while turkey is submerged).

    • Bonus tip: Wear gloves!!

For more information from the USDA, click here: https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2017/11/06/dont-make-turkey-frying-disastrous-situation-thanksgiving

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