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Date: 11/27/08 06:10 AM

80 Responses to How Not To Deep-Fry A Turkey

  1. Profile photo of eugenius
    eugenius Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2008 at 6:48 am
    Link: How Not To Deep-Fry A Turkey - WLWT-TV5 report on the dangers of deep-frying a turkey that has not been properly thawed.
  2. Profile photo of satenya101
    satenya101 Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 6:52 am
    Why would you be deep-frying a turkey????
    Why not put a turkey in the oven... :|

    *isnt american and doesnt understand this idea of deep frying a turkey*

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    Sajo Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 6:52 am
    "Putting the frozen turkey in there make the uh... grease react because it was frozen"

    Nice.

    I know who ISN`T deep frying a turkey this year, or ever.

  4. Profile photo of Lawviz
    Lawviz Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 6:53 am
    "Dear Lord, we thank you for not burning our house down...."
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2008 at 6:54 am
    We should Ban turkeys. They burn down houses...
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    teph2112 Male 13-17
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    November 27, 2008 at 7:10 am
    satenya, americans will deep-fry anything edible
  7. Profile photo of Bellatrix391
    Bellatrix391 Female 13-17
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    November 27, 2008 at 7:10 am
    It seems so real but..please...someone tell me this is a spoof?? People don`t ACTUALLY deep fry their turkeys, right..? RIGHT??? D=
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    Llamaz Male 13-17
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    November 27, 2008 at 7:10 am
    My god! 75 injuries in 10 years! These deep fryers are dangerous!
  9. Profile photo of Llamaz
    Llamaz Male 13-17
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    November 27, 2008 at 7:11 am
    I once ate a pack of deep fried oreos, followed swiftly by the taste of vomit.
  10. Profile photo of alice_x
    alice_x Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 7:16 am
    ew..deep fryers.. blergh
  11. Profile photo of Tidbit
    Tidbit Female 70 & Over
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    November 27, 2008 at 7:20 am
    hahah who the drat deep frys a turkey.

    LOL

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    indigo_dream Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 7:22 am
    sorry bellatrix, they actually do, and i think it`s actually pretty tasty, not greasy or anything if you do it right
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2008 at 7:29 am
    vv "Why would you be deep-frying a turkey????"
    vv "People don`t ACTUALLY deep fry their turkeys, right..?"
    vv "hahah who the drat deep frys a turkey?"

    It`s an American thing...

  14. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    November 27, 2008 at 7:39 am
    clearly they overfilled the fryer for effect and IMHO 75 burns in 10 years isn`t that bad a stat
  15. Profile photo of Isobar
    Isobar Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 7:39 am
    Deep fried turkey is fairly good, but I still prefer mine smoked or just plain ole cooked in the oven with stuffin and mashed potatoes and gravy.
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    eggsnham Male 13-17
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    November 27, 2008 at 7:53 am
    something tells me the deep fried twinky lady will end up being a human candle
  17. Profile photo of eggsnham
    eggsnham Male 13-17
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    November 27, 2008 at 7:55 am
    i missed something *GIANT facepalm to anyone who actually does this*
  18. Profile photo of 5405841
    5405841 Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 8:00 am
    deep fried turkey is WAYYYYYY better than any regular old turkey...wayyyyyyy better
  19. Profile photo of Tekno
    Tekno Female 30-39
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    November 27, 2008 at 8:13 am
    I still can`t believe people do this kind of crap.
  20. Profile photo of Roduku
    Roduku Male 50-59
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    November 27, 2008 at 8:20 am
    I think the fryer was overfilled. And 500 degrees is way too hot for a fryer. I worked in restaurants for several years and all the fryers I worked with were set at around 350 degrees. My point is that too much oil + too high a temp + dropping the turkey into the oil that way will cause those results. This sort of reminds me of a Mythbusters "what does it take to make it happen" thing.
  21. Profile photo of MORNAF1
    MORNAF1 Male 13-17
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    November 27, 2008 at 8:21 am
    why would anyone deep fat fry their turkey, the only good type of turkey has a goose and a duck in it

    and yes, i know the original is a turkey, a duck, and a hen, but goose has more flavor than duck, and duck more than hen, so hen left and we get full. but we eat it on new years eve

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    TrixieBlue Female 40-49
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    November 27, 2008 at 8:22 am
    oh ma goodness *cringe*
  23. Profile photo of ilovetristan
    ilovetristan Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 8:24 am
    I`ve had deep-fried turkey once. Its actually pretty good.
  24. Profile photo of TalcumX
    TalcumX Male 50-59
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    November 27, 2008 at 8:25 am
    Done correctly, it surpasses roasted turkey X10
  25. Profile photo of AndroidMetro
    AndroidMetro Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 9:01 am
    That was insane.
  26. Profile photo of robbery525
    robbery525 Male 13-17
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    November 27, 2008 at 9:11 am
    "Catching the fire on fire"
    wow haha
  27. Profile photo of Yosemine
    Yosemine Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 9:13 am
    Deep fried turkey is actually really good in my opinion. For one, a nice thing is that you don`t have to worry about the oven not completely cooking up the turkey and you getting salmonella or something. It also doesn`t get deep fried through and through, if you know what I mean. The inside stays very soft and doesn`t get dry. But, again, I`m an American.

    But anyway, 75 injuries in 13 years isn`t that bad, and any reasonable person thaws the turkey out and does it outside. But I admit the size of that flame was pretty impressive.

  28. Profile photo of robbery525
    robbery525 Male 13-17
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    November 27, 2008 at 9:15 am
    oh, so what a smart person would do is put the turkey in the fryer, add the oil, take the turkey out, then heat the oil and re-insert the turkey.

    no spillage haha

  29. Profile photo of robbery525
    robbery525 Male 13-17
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    November 27, 2008 at 9:15 am
    yosemine: are you from the future? cuz its only 2008.
  30. Profile photo of Yosemine
    Yosemine Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 9:18 am
    Either I failed at math, or from 1995 to 2008 it is 13 years.
  31. Profile photo of robbery525
    robbery525 Male 13-17
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    November 27, 2008 at 9:23 am
    it actually said 1998 :D
  32. Profile photo of mooogandi
    mooogandi Male 13-17
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    November 27, 2008 at 9:25 am
    "Either I failed at math, or from 1995 to 2008 it is 13 years."

    it was from 1998... so that would make it 2011..

  33. Profile photo of Yosemine
    Yosemine Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 9:27 am
    Oh. :D So I failed at seeing, and hearing. With this bad sight I`m definitely not the one putting the turkey in the fryer, at least one would hope.
  34. Profile photo of PeproniPizza
    PeproniPizza Male 13-17
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    November 27, 2008 at 9:33 am
    Delicious
  35. Profile photo of iambluebeard
    iambluebeard Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2008 at 9:36 am
    wow....75 people since 1998??? call the darwin awards for them!
  36. Profile photo of sporka
    sporka Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 9:46 am
    We`re deepfrying a turkey for the first time this year. Teeehehehehee.
  37. Profile photo of ImNoGod
    ImNoGod Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 10:47 am
    Ahaha. I like the people here criticizing the fact that turkey`s are sometimes deep fried in America. Chicken often is, so why the fu*k not turkey?
  38. Profile photo of vicious_liar
    vicious_liar Male 13-17
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    November 27, 2008 at 11:01 am
    I wouldn`t deep fry a turkey at all. In fact, we don`t eat turkeys because thanksgiving is an american traditioon. They taste great though (I ate it once).
  39. Profile photo of DeadlyLegion
    DeadlyLegion Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 11:05 am
    75 people.. lol out of how many millions?
  40. Profile photo of LTimeLurker
    LTimeLurker Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 11:21 am
    Every year, it never fails that someone will attempt to fry their own turkey without reading the instructions.

  41. Profile photo of spazking
    spazking Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 11:27 am
    that firefighter made me laugh, "it might catch the flame on fire" start at the 1:10 mark, you`ll see it, and you`ll laugh
  42. Profile photo of RandyTheFool
    RandyTheFool Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 11:45 am
    I understand that the turkey being frozen had a good part in what happened... but what about the fact they had the fryer damn near full to the top with oil?
  43. Profile photo of bliblablob
    bliblablob Female 18-29
    273 posts
    November 27, 2008 at 11:53 am
    wtf, why would you deep fry a whole turkey?!
  44. Profile photo of Livia_Love__
    Livia_Love__ Female 13-17
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    November 27, 2008 at 12:09 pm
    haha dont be so surprised....its actually very good fried its just the retarded people that actually fry them inside, fill it with too much oil or get too big a turkey etc etc...where i live i hear several people a holiday season that catch it on fire....
  45. Profile photo of Pilanus
    Pilanus Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 12:11 pm
    I had Deep fried turkey once, it was delicious.

    But as for stupid people that don`t take safety precautions, well they will get what`s coming to them.

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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2008 at 1:05 pm
    But deep-frying a turkey does pretty much spoil the semen glaze.
  47. Profile photo of AnwarNova
    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 1:39 pm
    75!!! :O THATS SO MANY PEOPLE.

    Not.

  48. Profile photo of BoomBox
    BoomBox Male 13-17
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    November 27, 2008 at 1:57 pm
    Sounds kinda good.
  49. Profile photo of CaptainPat
    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 2:11 pm
    deep frying stuff is painful.
    I used to work at BK and i spilled french dry grease on my arm.
    Ow.
    :(
    and one time i was getting the original chicken out of the dryer and i knocked over the backets and grease splashed everywhere and almost hit me.
  50. Profile photo of maneaterx3
    maneaterx3 Female 13-17
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    November 27, 2008 at 2:12 pm
    "Completly" thaw turkey?
  51. Profile photo of maxell
    maxell Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 2:20 pm
    i laughed deaf woman.

    also who deep-fry`s a turkey?
    anyone one ever hear of an oven?

  52. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 2:31 pm
    Wow, that is one hell of a middle frame.

    o-o

  53. Profile photo of xsmalltalkx
    xsmalltalkx Female 13-17
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    November 27, 2008 at 4:20 pm
    Or, you can cook it in the oven like a normal person and not risk it.
    Is it really that hard?
  54. Profile photo of Mweebles
    Mweebles Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 4:29 pm
    We deep fried our properly thawed turkey and it was very uneventful. then we deep fried french fries while the oil was still hot. Very good.
  55. Profile photo of Mweebles
    Mweebles Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 4:30 pm
    Plus, we`ve had oven-cooked turkeys for years. We wanted something new.
  56. Profile photo of emzrok
    emzrok Female 13-17
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    November 27, 2008 at 5:54 pm
    i like how they showed it three times just because watching that turkeyfireball of grease and flame was so cool.
  57. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 6:21 pm
    "Or, you can cook it in the oven like a normal person and not risk it.
    Is it really that hard?"

    it just takes lots of preparation and time, you know those rednecks got go shoot something, they dont have time to cook

  58. Profile photo of iPirate
    iPirate Male 13-17
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    November 27, 2008 at 8:24 pm
    Why does my hometown news always get on here?! This is like the 9th time.
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    ballaerina Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 9:12 pm
    That was a pretty incredible explosion. Anyone notice how they misspelled "completely" at the end?
  60. Profile photo of viczko
    viczko Male 13-17
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    November 27, 2008 at 9:22 pm
    "that sets the fire.. on.. uh... fire"
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    burritosb Female 30-39
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    November 28, 2008 at 12:58 am
    Who the hell deep fries their Thanksgiving/Christmas turkey anyways? That`s utterly disgusting! Roast that sucka!
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    titania Female 18-29
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    November 28, 2008 at 1:04 am
    vicious liar "I wouldn`t deep fry a turkey at all. In fact, we don`t eat turkeys because thanksgiving is an american traditioon"

    you dont eat turkey at xmas?

    who the hell deep frys a turkey? i mean a WHOLE turkey. legs and wings i can understand.

  63. Profile photo of sixclaws13
    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2008 at 1:22 am
    I used to throw snowballs in the deepfryer when I worked in fast food. Chaos.
  64. Profile photo of mardraum
    mardraum Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2008 at 1:26 am
    gobbel gobbel
  65. Profile photo of Vhreio
    Vhreio Male 30-39
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    November 28, 2008 at 1:50 am
    75 people injured since 1998...
    Yeah, this is of national importance.
  66. Profile photo of Vagrant86
    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2008 at 2:15 am
    a deep fried turkey just sounds gross.
  67. Profile photo of i-am-emo
    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
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    November 28, 2008 at 2:38 am
    "...overflowin the greese, catchin the- the flame on fire."

    Yeah, nice one.

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    manchild1987 Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2008 at 5:09 am
    Why would anyone want to deep fry a whole turkey anyway?!? And I thought Scotland was the home of this lovely practice!
  69. Profile photo of Panicdevil23
    Panicdevil23 Female 13-17
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    November 28, 2008 at 5:24 am
    Ew...DEEP FRIED turkey..!? GROSS!!!!
  70. Profile photo of i-am-emo
    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
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    November 28, 2008 at 5:25 am
    "you dont eat turkey at xmas?"

    I`ve never eaten turkey. Just like Americans have never eaten Koala Bear. Now thats what I call tender.

  71. Profile photo of Martiger
    Martiger Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2008 at 6:31 am
    All those tips and the flame was caused by them using way to much oil at a too high of temperature, and then just throwing in the turkey when you got to ease it in slowly.
  72. Profile photo of crackemonium
    crackemonium Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2008 at 7:04 am
    oh yea, and an extra safety tip - buy a dog.
    =D
  73. Profile photo of ninjabot
    ninjabot Male 13-17
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    November 28, 2008 at 7:23 am
    load the turkey bombs
  74. Profile photo of marysevier
    marysevier Female 18-29
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    November 28, 2008 at 9:14 am
    lol, 75 people injured since 1998. Oh the danger, oh the danger.
  75. Profile photo of biblebasher
    biblebasher Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2008 at 1:54 pm
    SO yeah, water + hot fryer oil= burn ward. No poo
  76. Profile photo of xBooda
    xBooda Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2008 at 8:29 pm
    Okay im sorry. but look at how freaking close they left the propane tank to the giant fireball they created O.O
  77. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2008 at 11:03 pm
    This is crap man, you NEVER set your fryer more than 400 F to start and then you want it around 325 to 350, going up to 500 with too much oil already is just retarded.


    When you use a rub and marinade (a certain type I love) and inject it into different parts as well as letting it sit in it over night, it beats a oven turkey by 50 times over.

    Many of you (especially Europeans) will call "foul" (lil joke) on the whole deep frying turkey. However, this is one of the rare frying food instances where it isn`t greasy at all. The frying simply seals the skin as soon as it`s dropped in to seal in all the juices and any marinade/rubs you`ve added. As opposed to doing it in the oven which just dries the turkey out.

    Also using peanut oil is much healthier than other types as well as more tasty.


    but for the record
    you NEVER:

    1) fry a frozen turkey
    2) drop it in (you lower it in slowly)
    3) overfill the pot
    4) have it at 500 degrees F
    5) or do it inside

  78. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    November 28, 2008 at 11:05 pm
    I`d put up my fried turkey to any oven turkey any day.

    Plus in the time it takes you to cook a turkey in the oven (given prep time was equal for both) I could do five or more turkeys that taste substantially better than the oven. Plus beyond flavor you would never know the difference between my golden brown fried turkey and your golden brown oven turkey.

  79. Profile photo of Iniquity
    Iniquity Female 18-29
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    December 1, 2008 at 6:48 pm
    They also forgot to mention that you should TURN OFF THE GAS while you lower the turkey into the grease...then turn it back on, once it`s in.
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    slipkfighter Male 13-17
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    December 8, 2008 at 7:56 pm
    lol at the firemen "putting the forzen turkey in there made the grease react because thiers an over flow in grease catching the FLAME ON FIRE"

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