Fried turkey is indeed a wonderful thing, as long as you don't burn down the house or kill anyone in the process. Now, while fried turkey is wonderful, the actual frying of a turkey can be a pretty dangerous process unless you're really careful from beginning to end.

I'll never forget seeing the episode of Myth Busters where they demonstrated all the things that can go wrong when frying a 12 to 15 pound bird. The results were calculated to be disastrous, of course, but they did make a point about the extreme fire danger of the process.

With that thought in mind, in case you've never fried a turkey before, I have a great video here about frying turkey and it includes the many safety precautions you'll want to take throughout the entire process.

Have a happy, safe Thanksgiving