Cast Iron Skillets

Sunday, January 9, 2011 @ 12:01 PM

Cast iron skillets are great for making breakfasts. You can fry bacon, make sunny side up eggs, or bake biscuits or corn bread all in the same skillet. Cast iron can be used on top of the stove, in the oven, or even over an open fire while camping outdoors. There is nothing like a hearty breakfast before hiking, when camping outdoors. Cast iron is the ideal outdoor cookware!

As long as your cast iron cookware is properly seasoned, it is the original non-stick cookware. This makes clean up easy, and if something does get stuck, fill the pan with water and bring it to a boil. Try not to scrape as this can remove the seasoning. You can always re-season your pan anytime by coating with oil and placing in a heated oven for a period of time.

Some cast iron skillets come with lids. If your cast iron skillet is big enough you can broast a piece of beef, with all the vegetables, all in the same pan together. Dinner in one pan. While the meat is resting you can place the pan on top of the stove and make gravy with the drippings in the pan. Again, all done in the same pan. Dinner clean up is a snap.

You can use cast iron pans for deep frying, sauting, roasting, broasting, stewing, & baking. You can use it stove top, grill top, in the oven, in a bed of coals, or over an open fire. The use of cast iron for cooking has been around for centuries. You can’t say that for many other types of cookware. A modern non-stick skillet when scratched eventually becomes worthless. A cast iron skillet can be reconditioned and last for generations. That is a smart investment.

Never use dish soap on your cast iron if you don’t have to. Make sure it is properly dried before storing. After washing, place on stove top and turn the burner on to dry off any excess water. Rub down with some vegetable oil while the pan is still hot. This will help protect from oxidation.

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