Frying a turkey for the holidays? Here are some dos and don’ts

Frying a turkey for the holidays? Here are some dos and don’ts
If you plan on deep frying a turkey this year, please follow some simple guidelines (Source: St. Tammany Fire Protection District #1)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -Are you planning on frying a turkey for the holidays? Let’s be real, most of us are, or know someone who is, but accidents happen, so please follow these guidelines:

  • Fry the turkey outside on a flat stable surface at least 10 feet away from the home and not under a covered space
  • Do not over fill your pot. You need just enough oil to cover the turkey.
  • Use a thermometer and keep the temperature at 350°
  • Never leave the pot unattended and have a ABC fire extinguisher available

St. Tammany Parish Fire Protection District No. 1 demonstrated what NOT to do when frying your falcon... um, we mean turkey.

If you plan on deep frying a turkey this year please follow some simple guidelines: 1. Fry the turkey outside on a flat stable surface at least 10 feet away from the home and not under a covered space. 2. Do not over fill your pot. You need just enough oil to cover the turkey. 3. Use a thermometer and keep the temperature at 350 degrees. 4. Never leave the pot unattended and have a ABC fire extinguisher available. 5. Call 911 in case of emergency! Failure to follow these guidelines could result in this. This is from our 2019 turkey Frying Demo this morning. #SlidellFire

Posted by St. Tammany Fire Protection District #1 on Saturday, November 16, 2019

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