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

Huette von Ahrens ahrenshav at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 25 17:11:53 PST 2008

Here is a funny commercial about what happens if you try to deep fry a frozen turkey.  I thought it was hysterical.  I don't know if this really would happen, but then I am not a fan of deep frying.



--- On Tue, 11/25/08, David Walddon <david at vastrepast.com> wrote:

> From: David Walddon <david at vastrepast.com>
> Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Deep Fried Turkey, was FW: [TY] Elizabethan Turkey
> To: lilinah at earthlink.net, "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 3:13 PM
> 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 delicious.
> 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!!
> Eduardo
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> 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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