How not to deep fry a turkey

Step one: a vat of hot oil. Step two: a big, cold bird. Step three: inexperienced enthusiasm.

What could go wrong?

YouTube is full of ill-advised attempts at deep frying turkey. This is one of a few days when it’s acceptable to place them here.

If you simply must fry your turkey in a vat of hot oil, do yourself (and your insurance budget) a favor and check out The Guardian’s guide to doing it safely.