Science Behind Deep-Frying Turkeys

Kristine Nolin

Chemistry professor Kristine Nolin can explain the science behind deep frying a turkey and why it's not always a great idea.

Deep-frying a turkey is a great way to get a delicious, moist meal for Thanksgiving. But this method of cooking can be a very dangerous undertaking.

Learn more in this piece Nolin authored for The Conversation: Why do frozen turkeys explode when deep-fried?

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