Deep-Fried Turkey Try Costs Man His Garage

Kin-Sean was gonna deep-fry our turkey, ‘til Mom decided that was not the best idea. I wonder if she knew something here…

ST. CLOUD, Minn.  — Bill Fickett wanted to give his wife a break from the kitchen on Thanksgiving, so he offered to cook. His kind gesture ended up causing about $14,000 in damage.

"I don’t know how it happened," Fickett said. "My wife just had a baby, so I said I’d take care of the turkey."

He decided to try his hand at deep-fat frying a turkey. He borrowed a fryer and got directions from a friend. He bought a thermometer to make sure the oil didn’t get too hot.

Fickett said he was heating up about 3 gallons of oil before the fire started. He adjusted the temperature to the recommended 350 degrees, then stepped into the house to get the bird.

Next thing he knew, smoke was pouring out of the garage.

We did smoke a ham, I think we had it on too long for a pre-sliced ham, but it was tasty.

~ by kinshay on 2003-11-28.

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