Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Tips from Decof, Decof & Barry

At Decof, Decof & Barry, P.C., we built our reputation on making people who are responsible for harming others pay for the damage they cause. We only represent individuals who have been injured by medical malpractice or the negligence of others (wrongful death cases, car accidents, products liability claims, etc.). And, while we always invite you to contact us to discuss your potential injury case, educating the public in accident prevention is a high priority for our firm. That is why we want to remind you about some safe cooking tips for frying a turkey this Thanksgiving:

Completely thaw a frozen turkey before deep-frying – By allowing your turkey to completely thaw before cooking it, you can prevent your bird from exploding once it begins to fry. Even a partially frozen turkey can burst. So, take your turkey out of the freezer with plenty of time before you need to cook it and make sure it is completely thawed.

Always measure the oil in your frying pot before putting your turkey in – If you try to drop your turkey into a frying pot with too much oil, you can easily cause a fire with overflowing oil. Smart chefs suggest that before you even think about cooking, you should place your uncooked turkey in the empty pot and then fill the pot with water until the turkey is covered. Then, remove your turkey and rack from the pot, let the water drain back into the pot, and mark the water level because that is the exact amount of oil you will need to fry the turkey.

Prevent a fire by turning the flame off when you drop your turkey in the pot – Even if you have pre-measured the amount of oil to safely cook your turkey, consider turning off the burner before you drop the turkey in the pot. Even if you spill a little hot oil, there won’t be any flame to ignite what drips down the side.

Thanksgiving is a great time to relax and spend some quality time with your family and friends. We encourage you to always do it safely. We hope you’ve found these Thanksgiving cooking safety tips to be of value; remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Also, stay tuned for our upcoming blog on the safe handling of Christmas trees and other holiday items!

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