Food and Cooking

Turkey frying safety tips

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - We know turkey is the main attraction on Thanksgiving - but it can turn into a disaster if you aren't careful.

Wednesday, the Augusta Fire Department teamed up with Doctors Hospital to demonstrate the proper way to fry a turkey.

It's a popular cooking method but it's also a popular way to sustain major burns if not done correctly.

"You gotta make sure the turkey is defrosted. If not, it will act like a bomb and explode and you'll get grease everywhere. That's when we get patients with 60 to 80 percent burns," says Dr. Fred Mullins, Medical Director of the Burn Center.

And as always, make sure that when you go to fry your turkey there's a fire extinguisher nearby.

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