Frying turkey has been all the rage over the past few years – but what was once a new and trendy way to cook your bird has become a reason for more visits to the emergency room on the busiest weekend of the year for hospitals. Think about it – lowering a whole turkey, potentially wet and/or not fully thawed, into a vat of 500 degree oil has its risks. The victim of a turkey frying accident himself, William Shatner paired up with State Farm to put together a cautionary tale – a video warning people to be careful if they do decide to fry their turkeys this Thanksgiving. It’s a hilarious video – worth a watch – but below you’ll find more shocking footage… Bill is joined by firefighters with the Illinois Fire Service, who staged some common turkey frying mistakes, with explosive results.
Thanksgiving 101: How to safely fry a turkey