November 12th, 2007, 11:41 AM #1
Cast Iron Skillet
Found a good deal on one and was wondering if some here had some good recipes or tips on how they use them.
November 12th, 2007, 12:13 PM #2
Cast iron rules all!
If it isn't already seasoned, you'll have to season it. Once you get a good seasoning, it'll work even better and be easier to clean. Don't use soap or scrub to hard when cleaning and make sure to dry it completely or it will rust very easily. I usually dry mine, put it back on the heat until smoking hot and then rub some oil on with a paper towel before putting it away.
Recipes are endless. They are great for pan frying steaks. Just season up your steak, get the pan ripping hot, add a bit of oil, and cook away. They are also good for making corn bread loafs, frying chicken, and anything that requires consistent high heat.
Be careful of the handle though - it gets just as hot at the pan.
November 12th, 2007, 12:19 PM #3
When you wife gets out of line, grab the skillet and put her in her place. Good thread, I have one and I have only used it for cooking some steaks. I prefer the grill better though. Maybe a good recipe and especially hints will change my mind.
Originally Posted by Hipcheck
November 12th, 2007, 12:35 PM #4
I cook Swedish meatballs on mine and they are Fantastic !
November 13th, 2007, 08:42 AM #5
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November 14th, 2007, 04:28 PM #7
I love my cast iron and use it for just about anything. The seasoning on that thing is so thick it's practically a non-stick.
November 14th, 2007, 05:17 PM #8
MMMMMMmmmmmmm!! Love mine!!
Sear a steak on it with another heavy pot (or a brick wrapped in foil) on top of the steak. If it's a thick steak, throw it in a hot oven for a few minutes to finish it off.
November 15th, 2007, 03:19 PM #9
When cooking are you guys using added oil or just the oil accumulated in the seasoning process?
Blotto-the chicken sounds great.
November 15th, 2007, 04:23 PM #10
I use my cast iron when I go camping.
For breakfast, toast gets made on the hot surface, then I'll fry up some bacon then eggs get cooked in the grease.
Then for lunch, fresh (still alive 10 min prior to being cooked) deep fried trout fillets with a lemon & Mrs.Dash rub.
Mmmmm. Can't wait for camping on the Kern again!