If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Gizmodo)   7 best deep fried turkey disasters   (gizmodo.com) divider line 136
    More: Fail  
•       •       •

30857 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Nov 2010 at 6:16 PM (3 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



136 Comments   (+0 »)
   

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2010-11-26 05:29:12 PM
The reason for these failures??? They forgot the first rule: be smarter than the turkey.
 
2010-11-26 06:19:45 PM
Step 1: Put wrapped turkey into fryer.
Step 2: Fill fryer with water.
Step 3: Remove turkey.

How much water is in the fryer now? That's how much oil you need. This is not hard.
 
2010-11-26 06:20:03 PM
I love the yell at the end of the second one.
 
2010-11-26 06:21:32 PM
THAW THE TURKEY FIRST!!!
 
2010-11-26 06:28:37 PM
erveek: I love the yell at the end of the second one.

That, and everything else about it, seemed staged.
 
2010-11-26 06:31:08 PM
Use an oven, and stop being such a stupid hick. Not every damn thing needs to be fried.
 
2010-11-26 06:32:27 PM
my deep fried bird was dElicious
 
2010-11-26 06:32:40 PM
Everyone of those people made one simple, obvious mistake. They put too much oil in the fryer. Then some of the less bright ones tried to put it out with water. #2 came damn close to setting the house on fire.
 
2010-11-26 06:39:23 PM
Honest Bender: Everyone of those people made one simple, obvious mistake. They put too much oil in the fryer. Then some of the less bright ones tried to put it out with water. #2 came damn close to setting the house on fire.

There's other issues with this stuff though. these fryers are unstable, so they can tip over easily. They have no temperature controls, so you can heat the oil to the point where you can start a fire before you ever put the turkey in, and regardless of how high or how low the oil level was in the fryer.
 
2010-11-26 06:39:23 PM
TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Use an oven, and stop being such a stupid hick.

Oven? Blasphemy.
Smoked on the grill. With a beer can up its ass.
 
2010-11-26 06:39:53 PM
That fire extinguisher sure didn't seem to be very effective.

/deep fried turkey is fast and DELICIOUS
 
2010-11-26 06:41:47 PM
TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Use an oven, and stop being such a stupid hick. Not every damn thing needs to be fried.

Yeah, deep-fried turkey IS the disaster.

I think it sounds nasty. And I'm from the Tennessee Valley.
 
2010-11-26 06:43:44 PM
Honest Bender: Everyone of those people made one simple, obvious mistake. They put too much oil in the fryer. Then some of the less bright ones tried to put it out with water. #2 came damn close to setting the house on fire.

Exactly. I was confused. It seemed like in the #1 video they were creating a turkey fireball on purpose. Though why would anyone purposely turn a tasty turkey into a fireball, I have no idea.
 
2010-11-26 06:45:20 PM
Honest Bender: Everyone of those people made one simple, obvious mistake. They put too much oil in the fryer. Then some of the less bright ones tried to put it out with water. #2 came damn close to setting the house on fire.

I was like "The roof is gonna catch...the roof is gonna catch." Why would you try to fry one right under the eaves of your house????
 
2010-11-26 06:46:30 PM
Fish in a Barrel:
/deep fried turkey is fast and DELICIOUS


TRUTH.

Just out of curiosity, how many of you Farkers out there do this fried-turkey business on Thanksgiving? We fried up two yesterday and everyone there loved them.
 
2010-11-26 06:47:20 PM
in the #2 the guy is like 'let's use a fire extinguisher'. Then "make sure it is an oil fire extenguisher.' Then guy just starts firing it off without checking and ... fireball.
 
2010-11-26 06:47:46 PM
TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Use an oven, and stop being such a stupid hick. Not every damn thing needs to be fried.

Its not fried as in wrap turkey in batter and throw it in oil for a bit. It actually a great way to cook a turkey with the skin crisp and the turkey comes out juicy. Which is the entire point of making the damn bird to begin with.

/does it every year
//lives in Minnesota
 
zez
2010-11-26 06:49:28 PM
This is the worst deep fried turkey disaster

www.appliancist.com

the oil-less turkey fryer.
/what the fark?
 
2010-11-26 06:49:32 PM
SkorzenyNinja: Fish in a Barrel:
/deep fried turkey is fast and DELICIOUS

TRUTH.

Just out of curiosity, how many of you Farkers out there do this fried-turkey business on Thanksgiving? We fried up two yesterday and everyone there loved them.


Did it last year for Thanksgiving and a month ago when someone gave me a Turkey. I've also did a duck this way. Turned out pretty well.
 
2010-11-26 06:54:17 PM
Next year I hope to do what the original Colonials did with their turkeys: Boil it in butter!
 
2010-11-26 06:54:22 PM
Deep fried one this thanksgiving with injectable creole butter and a nice dry rub. Minor grass fire on the first try. Put it out, emptied some oil (guy putting it in didn't know his Archimedes very well apparently) and it worked perfectly.

Outside was a little on the fried side, but the inside was moist and delicious in under an hour.
 
2010-11-26 06:54:25 PM
Smoked>fried>>>>>>>>Baked.
 
2010-11-26 06:54:30 PM
Meh

Smoked mine on the grill over hickory. Preinjected it with pineapple concentrate and teriyaki. Finished it the oven after injecting it with a melted stick of butter. Juicy meat, good flavor, and crispy skin.

3 hours on smoke, 3 hours in the oven.

It don't get no better. My cousin stole the leftovers though.
 
2010-11-26 06:56:42 PM
Kyro: Step 1: Put wrapped turkey into fryer.
Step 2: Fill fryer with water.
Step 3: Remove turkey.

How much water is in the fryer now? That's how much oil you need. This is not hard.


This.

Frying a turkey is not rocket surgery. And makes a right tasty bird too. I've done it several times over the past few years, and every one has turned out perfect.

Didn't fry mine this year, but brined it overnight in a sage, rosemary, thyme, vegetable stock brine for a change of pace, and watched it like a hawk while it was in the oven. It was delicious. Speaking of which time for leftovers...
 
2010-11-26 06:59:08 PM
THAW THE TURKEY FIRST!!!

I did. I thaw it go into the oil and thaw it all catch on fire.

Smoked mine on the grill over hickory. Preinjected it with pineapple concentrate and teriyaki. Finished it the oven after injecting it with a melted stick of butter. Juicy meat, good flavor, and crispy skin.

Damnation son. That sounds incredibly good...
 
2010-11-26 06:59:42 PM
I'm sorely disappointed. I wanted violent fireballs of derp destruction, I got oil sloshing into flame and igniting...
 
2010-11-26 07:01:50 PM
zez: This is the worst deep fried turkey disaster



the oil-less turkey fryer.
/what the fark?


www.appliancist.com

I said the same thing...

My friend bought a 'Big Easy' and we had the oil-less turkey yesterday.

It was awesome. Crispy on the outside like it was fried... but seriously moist inside.

 
2010-11-26 07:05:13 PM
This is making me hungry. Need a turkey sammich soon.
 
2010-11-26 07:08:45 PM
vegasj:

It was awesome. Crispy on the outside like it was fried... but seriously moist inside.



Sounds like sex with your mom.
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2010-11-26 07:10:02 PM
fark that.

I want a deep fried Turducken.
 
2010-11-26 07:12:09 PM
Roasting is cooking something by surrounding it with heat. Baking and frying are roasting.
 
2010-11-26 07:12:10 PM
cleo777: Honest Bender: Everyone of those people made one simple, obvious mistake. They put too much oil in the fryer. Then some of the less bright ones tried to put it out with water. #2 came damn close to setting the house on fire.

I was like "The roof is gonna catch...the roof is gonna catch." Why would you try to fry one right under the eaves of your house????


for all of us to watch and enjoy on you tube, what else?

/the one on the wooden deck, propane tanks and fire hose is classic.
 
2010-11-26 07:14:59 PM
Fried turkey is delish. Especially if you brined the turkey in question.

Frying a turkey can be done safely, like any potentially-dangerous endeavor.

If your wife shoos you away from the stove because you burn shiat, don't try deep-frying a turkey.
 
2010-11-26 07:21:52 PM
Was it #3 that had the suggestion to use baking soda to put it out? Because she learned it from her biology class? Just happened to have several hundred pounds of baking soda around?

/facepalm.jpg
 
2010-11-26 07:22:33 PM
rga184: Honest Bender: Everyone of those people made one simple, obvious mistake. They put too much oil in the fryer. Then some of the less bright ones tried to put it out with water. #2 came damn close to setting the house on fire.

There's other issues with this stuff though. these fryers are unstable, so they can tip over easily. They have no temperature controls, so you can heat the oil to the point where you can start a fire before you ever put the turkey in, and regardless of how high or how low the oil level was in the fryer.


actually,one should use a thermometer to keep track of the oil temp and adjust the flame accordingly to keep the temp between 325 and 350. and cook 3 minutes to the pound at that temp. not really too difficult if you just bother to do whats neccessary and not just jump in without doing a little research. and the one i did yesterday was tasty!
 
2010-11-26 07:22:34 PM
Airfoilsguy: Sounds like sex with your mom.

HA! No, sex with my mom I'd imagine would be crispy on the outside like it was fried & dry, like a desert lake bed on the inside... since, you know... she's dead.

 
2010-11-26 07:26:57 PM
SkorzenyNinja: Just out of curiosity, how many of you Farkers out there do this fried-turkey business on Thanksgiving?

I did it last year, nevermore. The dopes who boast about how "quick" it is don't mention that you are sitting outside (go ahead, do this in your garage, or even your driveway, dumbass), next the fryer, in the elements, for 2+ hours, constantly monitoring the oil temp. They don't mention how the requisite amount of peanut oil costs about 4x more than the damned bird. They don't mention that after you are done, instead of just turning off the oven, you now have 4 gallons of oil you have to figure out how to dispose of.

Granted, most eaters proclaimed that my fried turkey tasted better than the regular oven turkey, but the hassle and expense makes it completely not worth it.
 
2010-11-26 07:37:20 PM
isnt that what this song was about?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Adgx9wt63NY&feature=related
 
2010-11-26 07:38:05 PM
Funbags: SkorzenyNinja: Just out of curiosity, how many of you Farkers out there do this fried-turkey business on Thanksgiving?

I did it last year, nevermore. The dopes who boast about how "quick" it is don't mention that you are sitting outside (go ahead, do this in your garage, or even your driveway, dumbass), next the fryer, in the elements, for 2+ hours, constantly monitoring the oil temp. They don't mention how the requisite amount of peanut oil costs about 4x more than the damned bird. They don't mention that after you are done, instead of just turning off the oven, you now have 4 gallons of oil you have to figure out how to dispose of.

Granted, most eaters proclaimed that my fried turkey tasted better than the regular oven turkey, but the hassle and expense makes it completely not worth it.


OK, now for a bit of reality:
Yes, the oil is expensive. You can re-use it up to four times. Strain it through cheesecloth and use it within six months or so.

On a high BTU turkey frying burner, my oil went from room temp to 350 in about fifteen minutes yesterday. 17 lb. turkey took 55 minutes, then 15 to rest before carving. Two things to remember. One is to turn the freaking burner OFF before lowering the turkey. Two is to keep the oil at 325 during the fry. No more or less. Less and it gets greasy, more and you get a skin that's too crispy.

I probably need to mention the "burner off" thing again. Absolutely none of those fires would have occurred if they'd had no fire under the turkey as they were putting it in.

Minor extra point: Use two people and a broomstick between them, which keeps you further from the oil. Dip it halfway in, then out, then almost all the way in, then out, then all the way in. Just like with your mom.
 
2010-11-26 07:38:23 PM
Classics! I loled
 
2010-11-26 07:40:42 PM
Funbags: SkorzenyNinja: Just out of curiosity, how many of you Farkers out there do this fried-turkey business on Thanksgiving?

I did it last year, nevermore. The dopes who boast about how "quick" it is don't mention that you are sitting outside (go ahead, do this in your garage, or even your driveway, dumbass), next the fryer, in the elements, for 2+ hours, constantly monitoring the oil temp. They don't mention how the requisite amount of peanut oil costs about 4x more than the damned bird. They don't mention that after you are done, instead of just turning off the oven, you now have 4 gallons of oil you have to figure out how to dispose of.

Granted, most eaters proclaimed that my fried turkey tasted better than the regular oven turkey, but the hassle and expense makes it completely not worth it.


True it's $40 for 4 gallons of good peanut oil, so you have to cook 2-4 birds for it to make sense. The oil is good for that many unless you don't rinse off the brine (just a quick dip and then a drip dry) And the cooking of the bird should be between 30 - 45 minutes per bird or you are doing too big a turkey.

So save the oil for a Christmas Turkey as well. By the way, you can be moving in and out of inside to monitor the oil temp. You don't have to stare it down.
 
2010-11-26 07:42:48 PM
It`s not working where I am, do they all boil down to something expolding?
 
2010-11-26 07:46:34 PM
HumanBeingsSuck: I'm sorely disappointed. I wanted violent fireballs of derp destruction, I got oil sloshing into flame and igniting...

Bingo. I wanted to see someone run screaming, body fully engulfed by flames. Oh well, maybe next year.

I do breasts only since it's 2 of us. Tuck a bunch of herbs under the skin, wipe with some butter, some salt/pepper, 400 for 20. Add more butter, 20 more min. 15min rest, it's delish. Easy, too.
 
2010-11-26 07:51:04 PM
SkorzenyNinja: ust out of curiosity, how many of you Farkers out there do this fried-turkey business on Thanksgiving? We fried up two yesterday and everyone there loved them.

Have done it off & on for many bird-days (but not this year,) and also at some LSU tailgating events. Requires a sober hand at the till.

It's a slightly expensive way to get a very juicy bird.
 
2010-11-26 07:52:17 PM
TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Use an oven, and stop being such a stupid hick. Not every damn thing needs to be fried.

No, but it's freakin' delicious. I put mine in a brine for a couple of days and than fry the bastard in peanut oil. Ovens are for eunuchs!
 
2010-11-26 07:57:39 PM
Hell these guys are friggin Einsteins compared to my neighbor, I did a trash can turkey (dig a firepit drive a rebar stake in its middle, fill with wood and let it burn till ya get a good ash bed going then stick a beer can inside the turkey and lower it so the rebar is inside the can so ya don't end up having the turkey slide down into the coals, then place a trashcan upside down on top of turkey and cover top with more coals from firepit and let turkey smoke/bake) I told em how to do it and realizing how slow he was I even specified a new trash can that he had thoroughly cleaned, the next day the idiot comes over yelling that I had ruined his turkey, the moron had used a PLASTIC trash can.


/yea wall of text/CSB
 
2010-11-26 07:57:45 PM
On behalf of the rest of the world, you Americans are awesome. You create a holiday, change it so that men do the cooking and wait for the fireballs.

I love it.
 
2010-11-26 07:58:05 PM
castufari: I do breasts only since it's 2 of us. Tuck a bunch of herbs under the skin, wipe with some butter, some salt/pepper, 400 for 20. Add more butter, 20 more min. 15min rest, it's delish. Easy, too.

Sounds good, but make it even better. Take it off the bone, then butterfly it. Take some garlic and a bit of salt, use the back of your knife to mash it into a paste, put this into the center, along with some chopped sage and a bit of grated fontina. Fold it back up, wrap in prosciutto (or pancetta or even bacon), and then cook it how you already are. Tasty delicioussness.
 
2010-11-26 07:59:53 PM
dahmers love zombie: OK, now for a bit of reality:
Yes, the oil is expensive. You can re-use it up to four times. Strain it through cheesecloth and use it within six months or so.


Agreed, but when are you ever going to need to deep fry something that big again? Next Thanksgiving? The oil will be rancid by then...

On a high BTU turkey frying burner, my oil went from room temp to 350 in about fifteen minutes yesterday. 17 lb. turkey took 55 minutes, then 15 to rest before carving. Two things to remember. One is to turn the freaking burner OFF before lowering the turkey. Two is to keep the oil at 325 during the fry. No more or less. Less and it gets greasy, more and you get a skin that's too crispy.

Agreed, but what they don't tell you is how much the oil temperature drops once you put a "room temperature" (i.e. 40 degree) bird into the hot oil. Takes a long time with the burner on full blast to get that temp back up, and by then the cook time is a guessing game.

I probably need to mention the "burner off" thing again. Absolutely none of those fires would have occurred if they'd had no fire under the turkey as they were putting it in.

Another thing they also don't tell you is that the density of WATER /= HOT OIL. The night before, I immersed the to-be-fried turkey in water, measuring the displacement, and used that to determine how much oil to use. Oil expands significantly WHEN HEATED. My guess is the people in these videos were completely mystified as to why their oil was spilling over the top of the pot and igniting when they'd already measured it.

Minor extra point: Use two people and a broomstick between them, which keeps you further from the oil. Dip it halfway in, then out, then almost all the way in, then out, then all the way in. Just like with your mom.

This. Did this to the letter, including shutting off the burner before dropping the bird. Didn't have a spill-over/flameout and the turkey came out nicely, but the ROI, considering the cost and supervision compared to an oven bird: not worth it.
 
2010-11-26 08:03:18 PM
Question on a tangent:
How many of you do the big thanksgiving dinner on a day other than Thursday?

Work/travel/split families/etc...

Mine is this Sunday. Just put the bird in the brine for an early Sunday morn ass raping with a beer can and then on the grill.
 
Displayed 50 of 136 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all



This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report