Oh, Yeah, So What Does Your State Do Well?

November 28, 2013 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Texas leads the nation in deep frying turkey accidents and we have for seven years.  And tonight’s forecast will be … humm, dark.

We’re Number One!

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.

Not even close, Illinois.

fried_turkeyWhen you fry a turkey, 27 things can happen and 26 of them are bad.  No, wait, all 27 are bad.

Welcome to Juanita’s, where we fry turkeys every day but you don’t have to eat it..

Thanks to Wyatt Earl for the heads up.

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11 Comments to “Oh, Yeah, So What Does Your State Do Well?”


  1. If you have the most turkeys, it only stands to reason that you have the most accidents with turkeys.

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  2. To avoid accusations of cannibalism, we’re having Prime Rib, mashed pomme d’terre, sweet pomme d’terre and fried potato d’tree.
    Happy Hanukkah, all of JJ’s fantastic followers. May the most dangerous beauty salon dominate Texas politics.

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  3. Heck, I thought she was talking about the government–fried brains and accidents just waiting to happen!
    Happy T-day all, I am grateful to you all and blessed in û my life..

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  4. Marge Wood says:

    I still do my turkey the old fashioned way: in the oven, without dressing. I nearly said STUFFING. Sigh. Well, I make DRESSING. Corn bread dressing. And I don’t fry nuthin on Thanksgiving. Lock up your turkeys.

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  5. The year my little bride wanted a deep fried turkey, I had never heard of such. So I phoned a Republican acquaintance, the CEO of a mid-sized DFW company, who I knew was into grilling etc meat. Surely he’d have the answer! But he was busy, according to his secretary, in a corporate down-sizing meeting related to outsourcing corporate IT to India. Taking inspiration from thet answer I bought a deep fried turkey from a friend’s meat market in McKinney! It was delicious and neither of us contributed to an increase in the key rate,

    As others have said, happy T’giving to JJ and to the other WMDBS patrons….

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  6. Bet we can all think of a couple of Texas turkeys we’d like to fry, and there’s this one from Alaska just beggin’ for a grease bath…

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  7. Since this information was reported by State Farm does it include only accidents to people who have insurance? If so, in Texas the count could be far higher.

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  8. A canister of explosive/flammable propane under pressure. An open flame. A gallon or two of 400 degree grease. A couple of good ol’ boys. Copious amounts of alcohol. What could go wrong?

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  9. Yep, after we fry’em, we endeavor to throw them out!

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  10. Deep-frying turkeys always seemed more of a 4th of July-type idea for me. Fireworks + dinner…

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  11. We had a smoked turkey from Greenberg in Tyler yesterday. They shipped it. Fairly expensive but they do the best commercial smoked turkey’s in Texas in my opinion.

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