Nothing screams thanksgiving like a deep-fryer fire and a charred turkey. We're not talking a little smoke either. There are people out there who have been engulfed in flames on the biggest food holiday of the year.
If you're looking for a grateful thank-you, thanks be to the carving board.
Let these cooking nightmares serve as a reminder to deep-frying or cooking with an oven your turkey. Do not be these people.
This deep-fryer exploded into a fury of flames when two men attempted to submerge their turkey. So, where the bright are this guy's shoes?
There's so much happening in this video that it warrants at least 5 to 10 re-watches.
I just think we need to start issuing licenses. Only certified people are allowed to do so to buy and use giant deep fryers. How many more turkeys need to be ruined before people learn how to do it right? At least in this video, there's a pool nearby in case things get too out of hand. (Though, obviously you should never put out a heavy fire using water.)
It's like people said something was going wrong. In the clip, everyone watches in awe as turkey's submerged in a deep fryer. That awe turn to panic when whole thing turns into a massive tower of flames. Oops!
How long did it take for that person to realize that something up with the turkey? At least the fire itself is somewhat contained, but RIP their Thanksgiving meal.
What's painful about this video is how the actual turkey itself was cooked to perfection. It was probably smelled even better. But as the man in the video takes it out of the oven, he realizes that the pan they cooked it is too full of grease.
It only took a small amount of grease to start a fire. Luckily, everything seems to turn out to be just fine in the end.
This video from the Boise Fire Department warns people about the dangers of deep frying their birds.
A few things to take away from this: do not over-fill the fryer with oil and never fry an unthawed frozen turkey.