I can agree with those who claim that fried turkey is the absolute best way to serve it. I don't need convincing, I've tasted it, and you turkey fryers are right, it's awesome. However, having said that, I also have to admit that the idea of frying my own Thanksgiving Day bird...well, kinda scares me. Why? Because I don't want my patio to look like the experiment in the video above. Sure, it looks cool, when it's controlled and shot in extreme slow-motion, but uncontrolled and near my house...not so cool.

From CBS News:

Every year deep-fryer fires are responsible for five deaths, 60 injuries, the destruction of 900 homes, and more than $15-million in property damage.


A couple of safety tips include:

  • Don’t deep fry a frozen turkey
  • Don’t let oil get too hot
  • Don’t use too much oil
  • Don’t deep-fry indoors

Hey, don't take my word for any of this. Listen to the The Illinois Fire Service Institute, State Farm Insurance, and William Shatner: