Health Tip: Fry Your Turkey Safely

(HealthDay News) — Fried turkey has become a trendy dish for the holidays.

Here are some safe-preparation suggestions, courtesy of the U.S. National Safety Council:

  • Set up the fryer more than 10 feet fromthe house.
  • Keep children away from the fryer.
  • Locate a flat area to ensure that the oil is even and steady.
  • Use a thawed and bare turkey.
  • Use caution when handling the fryer lid. The handle may become very hot and burn you.
  • Always have a fire extinguisher ready.