So here’s a recap of my deep fried turkey ordeal in 2015
Oil splashing is VERY real. I measured several times the fill rates with water, and we still have spillage. As you can see, the hazard is real and there is no room for error.
Luckily, I took all precautions and things turned out great. Turnout gear and fire gloves – MANDATORY!
So what did we learn?
Plan for fire. Wear more than just shorts and flip flops. Boots, nomex everything!
Hazards are real and you could explode and catch fire.
Measure your oil level first with water before you start frying. Use a catch bin like this seafood basket to better handle your bird and increase your chance of NOT dropping bird and splashing molten hot oil on everyone.