NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -Are you planning on frying a turkey for the holidays? Let’s be real, most of us are, or know someone who is, but accidents happen, so please follow these guidelines:
- Fry the turkey outside on a flat stable surface at least 10 feet away from the home and not under a covered space
- Do not over fill your pot. You need just enough oil to cover the turkey.
- Use a thermometer and keep the temperature at 350°
- Never leave the pot unattended and have a ABC fire extinguisher available
St. Tammany Parish Fire Protection District No. 1 demonstrated what NOT to do when frying your falcon... um, we mean turkey.