You hear the stories every year: a poor guy who tried to deep fry a turkey and ended up on the local news. We know, the thought of deep fried turkey sounds delicious. Something new, something juicy and tender, something crisp and crunchy. But homemade deep fryers are fraught with danger: spatters over an open flame, amateur chefs with exposed skin, and unbelievably unstable fryers that go tumbling at the first stiff wind. If you want to deep fry a turkey, our suggestion is to do some research, start small, and have fire extinguishers ready. Here’s how to get started.