A video shared on Metro Fire’s Twitter account shows a demonstration of what can happen when someone unsafely places a frozen turkey into a pot of hot oil.
On the Cosumnes Community Service District website, the Cosumnes Fire Department, which serves Elk Grove and Galt, warns about the risk of turkeys cooking with a deep-fat fryer.
Officials said deep-frying a turkey can be dangerous, as they have a “high risk of tipping over, overheating, spilling hot oil, and could lead to fires, burns, or other injuries.”
According to PBS, the reason for frozen turkeys explode has to do with the differences in density between oil and water. There’s also a difference in the density of water between its solid, liquid, and gas states.