Thanksgiving turkey fryer safety tips from UNL Extension
OMAHA - For those who have never tasted a deep fried turkey have no idea what they are missing.
With that, University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension Educator Alice Henneman says be smart about using fryers so your holiday doesn’t turn into a disaster.
Henneman says use the recommended oil and the turkey must be thawed and patted dry before emerging it in the oil.
Henneman says read and re-read the manufacturer’s instructions.
She says the recommended size is no larger than 12 pounds and make sure it is completely thawed before emerging it in oil.
Use it in a driveway or other safe surface in case of a spill.
Her biggest tip is to have a working fire extinguisher handy, just in case.