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How to Safely Deep Fry a Turkey

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We love Thanksgiving at Catering by Design. It’s a very special time of the year when family and friends gather to eat and enjoy the company. In North Carolina, one of the biggest trends for cooking Thanksgiving turkeys is to use a deep fryer. Even though this method turns out a juicy bird, it can be a little dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing!

That’s why in today’s post we’re going to give you a few tips to make this a safe and delicious experience for you and your family. If you’re searching for Raleigh caterers for a holiday event, call Catering by Design today for great prices and services.

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Turkey Tips for Safely Deep Frying

Buy a Fire Extinguisher

This is a great all around tip and we feel that every home should invest in a fire extinguisher. Having one could be the difference between losing only a few items compared to losing everything in a house fire. In the case of a grease fire, remember to never use water. Water will not extinguish a grease fire and will only make the fire worse.

Make Sure the Bird Has Completely Thawed Out

Do not try to deep fry a frozen or partially thawed out turkey. This can cause a grease explosion and fire and is one of the more common mistakes people make. The rule is to give your turkey 24 hours of thaw time per 5 pounds. So if you’re going to cook a 10 pound bird, it should thaw for 48 hours (2 days).

Only Deep Fry Turkeys Outside

To safely deep fry a Thanksgiving turkey, be sure you choose a location that is outside and away from any property that could be damaged or catch on fire. Do not put your deep fryer close to vehicles either. You should also choose a location that is level and has a flat surface. Before filling your deep fryer with oil, test its stability and movement where you want to cook the turkey. One of the most common turkey frying accidents occurs because the fryer tipped over while in operation. This can cause property damage and personal injury.

We hope these tips and precautions help you enjoy frying your turkey safely and responsibly. Check out our next post for even more great turkey frying tips. If you need Raleigh holiday catering, keep reading to see how we can help.

Searching for Top Rated Raleigh Caterers for Thanksgiving?

Do you want to relax and enjoy Thanksgiving? If so, call the experts at Catering by Design for the best holiday catering packages. Just take a look at our holiday menus. We’re one of the highest rated Raleigh caterers for all of your Thanksgiving needs.

We also offer the most affordable menus for events of any kind. If you do not require full catering service, be sure to ask about our delivery packages. Please call us today with any questions or to place an order. Please hurry, our holiday calendar is filling up fast!