Don't try this at home: A fryer that was put in a garage and into which a still-frozen bird was placed. Those are two common mistakes.
November 20, 2012 If you're thinking about cooking your bird in hot oil, watch these videos. They may convince you do forget about it. But if you're still determined, they also may help keep things safe.
Frozen turkey hot oil = big problem.
November 23, 2011 From the Department of Homeland Security and actor William Shatner come scary warnings about the potential dangers if you dip a still-frozen bird into hot oil.
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