[Sca-cooks] Deep Fried Turkey, was FW: [TY] Elizabethan Turkey

David Walddon david at vastrepast.com
Tue Nov 25 15:13:54 PST 2008

Totally correct.
If you overfill the pot with oil and are doing it in the garage then  
fire is totally an option.
I have even seen people put CARDBOARD down so the driveway won't get  
oil on it! HELLO! Cardboard is flammable! Would you put it in your oven?
You need to be careful, REALLY careful, but the bird is soooooooo  
And the next day or on the weekend you have all this oil to deep fry  
salmon and oysters and shrimp and scallops and all sorts of things!!



Food is life. May the plenty that graces your table truly be a VAST  

David Walddon
david at vastrepast.com

On Nov 25, 2008, at 3:04 PM, lilinah at earthlink.net wrote:

> Christianna wrote:
>> My kingdom list has been discussing the merits of deep-frying  
>> turkeys in the
>> last couple of days.  A lady asked for tips, and what she got was  
>> a long
>> round of "DON'T DO IT" which was not what she wanted to hear at all.
>> After that, the discussion has degenerated (as these things tend  
>> to do). I
>> posted this just this morning, and thought I would send it along  
>> here.  I
>> know most of us have seen these, but thought it might be a good  
>> way to start
>> the inevitable "What are you making for Thanksgiving?" discussions  
>> we usually
>> go through here :-)
> All i know is that several local fire departments here in the San  
> Francisco Bay Area say that every Thanksgiving they are called out  
> to many kitchen fires and outdoor cooking fires. And they are have  
> produced videos for local news shows showing fires caused by inept  
> attempts to deep fry turkeys. In one they show what happens when a  
> turkey is dropped into a turkey fryer with too much hot oil in it,  
> apparently a common cause of fires, as the oil sloshes out of the  
> pot and ignites. Not to mention the number of people seriously  
> injured by the masses of hot oil.
> They caution that if one absolutely must deep fry a turkey, to do  
> it outdoors, to do it on a surface that is NOT wood, to do it far  
> from the house, far from overhanging trees, far from anything else  
> that could catch on fire.
> Here's a link to a web page from the Los Angeles Fire Department.  
> It has a list of known problems with commercially available turkey  
> fryers and a video produced by the Underwriters Laboratory (which  
> certified products for safety) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety  
> Commission (CPSC) demonstrating what can go wrong, horribly wrong.
> http://lafd.blogspot.com/2007/11/your-turkey-or-your-life.html
> As far as what i'm doing for Thanksgiving, well, i'm travelling to  
> Southern California to visit the family and we'll be having  
> Thanksgiving dinner in a local restaurant. If i've understood  
> correctly, it's a Chinese restaurant. My Mom hasn't been...  
> mentally able for a few years and my brother's wife can't cook. And  
> since no one told me this was happening until yesterday, well, i've  
> got a great collection of Thanksgiving recipes, but i'm clearly not  
> cooking.
> --
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> the persona formerly known as Anahita
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