Alton Brown on How to Build a Derrick (For Deep Frying)
This week on Cook Smart, Alton Brown takes on the most complex project so far: building his own fry derrick, or turkey derrick as he’s called it in the past.
The contraption is a lifting device — built with tools and materials from your local hardware store, plus a tall ladder — that allows you to control the height and depth at which you’d like to deep fry whatever your heart desires.
Alton’s derrick, which he says came to him in a dream, was designed to hold a turkey, but don’t let that limit you.
Alton speeds through the tutorial, complete with an enthusiastic soundtrack, in two minutes and 53 seconds — but of course, you should take your time. Bonus: our host also shows off some of his impressive knot-tying abilities in this video.
Written instructions are available online.
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