Seldom have I witnessed a more male-bonding experience than the “guys” out in the parking lot–deep frying a turkey. They thawed it, weighed it, patted it dry, injected it with garlic seasoning, and dunked it deep into boiling oil. I recorded the event with my digital camera–for insurance purposes.
The oil did indeed foam up aggressively when the turkey went under. Fortunately, an experienced fryer warned them to turn off the flame before adding the bird, in case the oil overflow would erupt as our own mini Mt. Vesuvius.
The bird was singed in spots and under-done in others, but the experience was entertaining.