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Crispy critter. Maybe hot sauce would help. Course, you'd need several bottles. But y'all have that in stock, so no problem. And you girls, remember all the times when your hubby ate those burned dinners the first year. Well, smile, tell him that you like your turkey crispy, and that you'll get the hot sauce.
Hope y'all are having a wonderful Thanksgiving!
You need to be sure the bird is completely thawed. then, for added safety, turn the burner off until the bird is completely submerged and be sure the grease doesn't overflow before re-lighting the burner. It would also be better if you used a tripod and pulley to lower the bird into the grease so you don't have to worry about splashing yourself.
Or, you could do what William Shatner did with his turkey fryer – throw it away. He burned himself pretty good with his.
I like deep fried turkey (my father-in-law used to do one at the holidays), but like anything else you've got to be careful with them.