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The Safest Way to Fry a Turkey

Deep fried turkey that has been cooked in a propane gas deep fryer for Thanksgiving is being taken out of the fryer by a man with protective gloves. The fryer is outside because it is too dangerous to have it indoors. Play Video

Roasted, smoked, fried. However you cook a turkey, it’s yummy. If you do decide to fry your turkey, there are extra safety issues to consider – good thing we have a food safety rock star on our team!

Our resident food-safety expert and NC State Extension specialist, Ben Chapman, shares research-based tips to help you enjoy a safe and happy holiday meal.

This segment of Homegrown was filmed in the Dinah E. Gore Teaching and Research Kitchens at NC State University. The state-of-the-art kitchen complex was designed to enhance and extend our work in teaching, research and Extension.

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