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Deep Frying a Christmas Turkey

I deep fried a turkey for our Christmas dinner, held on Dec. 27, and lived to tell the tale. Luckily, I didn’t watch the many videos of turkey fryer explosions before doing so. A Portland, Oregon television station compiled a stellar array of “Hold my beer” clips showing primarily men (of course) risking death-by-boiling-oil while deep frying a turkey. There were videos of clueless alpha males in shorts and flip flops deep frying a turkey inside a garage next to a wall; trying to extinguish a cooking-oil fire with a water hose; or cramming a 15-pound turkey into a too-small pot. In one video,...

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