An Engineering Approach That Makes Turkey Frying a Bit Less Dangerous

Outdoor frying is notoriously dangerous business, mostly due to the precarious combination of fire and propane tanks with moist food and large volumes of scalding hot oil. Here, food expert Alton Brown shows you how to build a free-standing "fry derrick" so as to avoid injury or, worse yet, making a fool of yourself on the Internet.

More detailed blueprints are available through Brown's website, though he warns that failure to follow the instructions "could result in fire or explosion, which could cause property damage, personal injury, or death—not to mention ruin a perfectly good turkey."

H/t Laughing Squid