Why deep-fat fry?

In recent years, new cooking methods have been added to the traditional roasting of the holiday turkey. One of the most popular methods originated in the South and is called deep-fat frying.

Deep fat frying has been used for many items including snacks, and it works for whole turkeys. When deep-fat fried, a turkey should come out moist and delicious, not greasy at all.

However, this method of cooking is dangerous and requires caution, said Renee Boyer, consumer food safety specialist for Virginia Cooperative Extension. As with any oil frying method, serious accidents, including burns, are possible. Precautions must be taken to ensure the safety of anyone around.



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