Our News

More Tips for Deep Frying Turkeys

Posted in: Holiday Catering

Thanks for joining us for the second part in our series on how to safely deep fry your Thanksgiving turkey this year. If you missed our last post, be sure to go back and read it in your spare time. You’ll find a few really important safety tips for deep frying turkeys.

We’re going to round out our post today with a few more safety precautions we feel that you should be made aware of. Check them out below and if you think we missed one, please post it in the comments section. If you’re searching for Raleigh catering companies to help with your Thanksgiving party, give us a call today. Be sure to ask about our really affordable delivery services.

raleigh catering

More Deep Frying Turkey Safety Tips

It is important to understand the dangers and the safety precautions needed for deep frying your turkey.

Safety Gear You’ll Need

When you’re deep frying a turkey for Thanksgiving, you need to be sure to have the right safety gear for the job at hand. That means wearing long sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes, eye protection, and oven gloves. Gloves are extremely important as the lid to the turkey fryer will be really hot. Also, be sure to have the proper tools for placing and removing the turkey from the deep fryer.

Don’t Leave – Stay with It

Never leave a frying turkey while it’s cooking. Be sure someone is watching it all times. A disaster can happen in an instant so having someone constantly manning this station is a great idea. Also be sure to keep the kids and pets away at safe distance. The oil is extremely hot and it can burn someone that’s even 4 – 6 feet away by spattering and popping out of the deep fryer.

Other Important Tips

Here are a few other safety tips that we feel are important for you to be aware of.


Don’t overfill the deep fryer. When you add the bird, it could displace the hot oil into the flames of the burner which could create a massive grease fire.

Overheating the Oil

Many outdoor deep fryers do not come with a temperature gauge, so be sure not to overheat the cooking oil. Overheating could also increase the risk of a grease fire.

From all of us here at Catering by Design, we wish you a safe holiday filled with delicious deep fried turkey, a whole lot of pie, and even more fun and relaxation.

Affordable Raleigh Catering Companies for Thanksgiving Food

All Raleigh catering companies are not the same, especially if you are looking for a company that specializes in great customer service, prices, and flavors. Don’t get all stressed out over cooking for your Thanksgiving event this year, let Catering by Design help. We’ve got affordable menus to fit any budget. You can also customize your catering menu with any family recipes, or for dietary restrictions. Please give us a call soon if you have any questions or would like to discuss our catering services.