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10 Tips to Avoid Turkey Day Disasters

Heard all your friends' Thanksgiving horror stories? Find out about some of the most common calamities and learn how to avoid them.

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Deep-Fried Fireball


Deep-frying your turkey may make for a juicier bird, but it can also lead to a fiery fiasco, not to mention that it is a very unhealthy way to cook anything! If you do decide to deep fry, though, make sure you take these precautions.

  • Thaw your turkey completely.
  • Make sure to cook outside, away from structures and combustibles.
  • Try to avoid cooking during precipitation, since water may cause the oil to spatter.
  • Above all, never leave the fryer unattended, and monitor the temperature closely.

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