Electric Turkey Fryers Gobbled Up For the Holidays
Contributed by: NAPSA
(NAPSA) - The long-time southern tradition of deep frying turkeys has spread its wings, as enthusiasm for the crispy-on-the-outside, juicy-on-the-inside treat now reaches across the United States. The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) estimates some ten to twelve million traditional propane fueled fryers are in regular use. Now the first electric turkey fryer, CSA approved under UL Code No. 1083, brings a whole new level of ease, convenience and safety to the party.
Masterbuilt Outdoor Products, long a leader in propane fryers, has raised the bar on consumer benefits. Approved for use indoors, their electric fryer can go literally anywhere there is an electric outlet, making it ideal for camping and vacation trips as well as use at home. A whole new range of features, including its counter-top design for enhanced stability, make the versatile cooker a great gift or addition to any household. The fryer is large enough for a 14 pound turkey or three pounds of chicken wings, wide enough for a large low-country boil and deep enough to steam several lobsters or ten to 15 ears of corn.
Turkey consumption in the U.S. has doubled since 1980. Although it is synonymous with Thanksgiving and also hugely popular for Christmas and Easter dinners, The National Turkey Federation reports that nearly 300 million turkeys were raised last year-and less than a third were consumed on the "traditional" days. An increasing number of turkeys are now fried and many restaurants and commercial operations that provide whole cooked birds now offer it as an option along with roasted turkey.
Did you know that Ben Franklin once proposed the turkey as the official bird of the U.S.? Or that only tom turkeys gobble, while hens make a clicking noise? What is that bright red appendage at the neck of the turkey? It's called a wattle. Now you're talking turkey.
The proof is in the eating. So, plug in and enjoy!