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

Martin G. Diehl mdiehl at nac.net
Wed Nov 26 03:29:20 PST 2008

Huette von Ahrens wrote:
> 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.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MR-2zKnn1I
> Huette

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> --- 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!!
>>Food is life. May the plenty that graces your table truly
>>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.
>>>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.
>>>Urtatim (that's urr-tah-TEEM)
>>>the persona formerly known as Anahita


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