We hear about it every year, someone has the idea to deep fried a turkey and doesn’t take safety seriously. Thanks to State Farm, we can add William Shatner to list of those who nearly burn down their house.
While we love a good laugh from William Shatner and a good moist deep fried turkey, we hope if you choose to cook your bird like this take a moment to watch the real-life hazards in this video.
Safety Tips to take away from this:
1: Avoid oil spillover–don’t overfill the pot.
2: Turn off flame when lowering the turkey into oil.
3: Fry outside, away from the house.
4: Properly thaw the turkey before frying.
5: Keep a grease-fire-approved extinguisher nearby.