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Understanding America Through Deep-Fried Turkey Accidents


Understanding America Through Deep Fried Turkey Accidents Marina Koren The Atlantic

Source: http://www.theatlantic.com/national/arch...

Today, deep-fried food is almost as American as apple pie—which, incidentally, can be dunked into a vat of oil and emerge with a greasy, crunchy coating, along with almost any kind of food. So it's no surprise that, for some, deep-frying a turkey is a Thanksgiving tradition.

That tradition can be a risky one. Each year, deep-frying large birds backfires for dozens of Americans.

For the last seven years, Texas has led the country in most grease- and cooking-related insurance claims on Thanksgiving Day, with 38,according to insurance company State Farm. The runner-up is Illinois, with 27 reports. Pennsylvania and Ohio are tied for third with 23, while New York trails them with 22 claims. South Carolina and Georgia tallied 16 claims each.

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