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Cast Iron Cooking.

Discussion in 'General Dutch Oven Information' started by link, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. link

    link Smoking Fanatic

    I know this is not smoking but I thought it would fit in General Discussion.

    I recently started cooking with Cast Iron pans and now my normal everyday use pans are getting quite lonely. I have two 12" and one 8" pan (for now) and have been playing a bit.

    Old Fashioned Sugar Cake (came out great)

    Collard Greens with onion cooked with a bit of bacon grease.

    Skinless/Boneless Garlic Chicken thighs (went with a side of rice)

    Anyone else using CI?
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2015
  2. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Love cast iron cookware.

    Most cast iron cooking and caring for threads I saw were in the Dutch oven forums. Check them out: delicious and creative stuff there.
  3. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Oh heck yes I run cast iron. Try the 10-inch version of that skillet, I call mine the Sportster. Lots of enameled iron here, too.

  4. Love some cast iron.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2015
  5. I have a bunch of cast iron and love it.

    Happy smoken.

  6. tropics

    tropics Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

  7. I love Cast Iron, the more you use it, the tastier the food you cook with it gets. So far I just use cast iron pans and such. Smoking and grilling I'm good at too. Now to just master that tricky Dutch Oven cooking using coals!!!
  8. tropics

    tropics Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Almost forgot Chilli in the DO

  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Its the only thing that that I cook in anymore. A good Flaxseed oil seasoning and you'll have a better non-stick surface than any pan around!
  10. link

    link Smoking Fanatic

    Guess I need to pick up some Flax Seed Oil.

    Thanks all.
  11. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    I would say that CI and enameled cast iron pans get almost 90% of the cook time in our house. We have an electric cook top so the heat retention of the cast iron helps a ton.
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Go on down to the Dutch oven cooking forum. There are several good tutorials on removing an re-seasoning. FYI a small bottle of flax seed oil goes a long ways.
  13. tropics

    tropics Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Link you can do the seasoning outside on the grill, that is how I did mine no smoking the house up.
  14. link

    link Smoking Fanatic

    Nice Tip thanks. Now all I need to do is wait for the temps to get out of the negative and single digits and the 14 inches of snow to get off of my grill and I will be all set. [​IMG]

    Luckily all three of my pans are seasoned pretty well but I will keep that in mind for my next purchase when I find it.
  15. stickyfingers

    stickyfingers Smoking Fanatic

    The only way to make corn bread IMO! Also, I sear chicken on both sides with a little olive oil, then put it in the oven at 350 for about 30min....it's perfect! Using cast iron will add iron to your diet.
  16. gary s

    gary s SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    We have several probably over 40 years old we use on a regular basis, Can't make real corn bread without an Iron Skillet 

  17. We received a 3 piece set as a wedding gift 43 years ago. You can see yourself in the biggest one. Over the years I have aquired enough to sink a boat. 12 qt. chili pot, 15" pizza pan I use to fry bacon, cornbread pan and several pots of varing sizes. Wife has some fancy stainless steel stuff but I stay away from that.
  18. appwsmsmkr1

    appwsmsmkr1 Meat Mopper

    I grew up on cast iron therefore I cook with cast iron (stove top) I just recently got into baking and grilling with cast iron.
  19. appwsmsmkr1

    appwsmsmkr1 Meat Mopper

    I take them and grease them up after washing. I'll put in the oven. Next time I have to bake something I preheat the oven for about a half hour then I'll take the pan out. I'm killing two birds with one stone. Lol
  20. bonzbbq

    bonzbbq Smoke Blower

    Its the go to cookware in this house, I agree its the ONLY way to make cornbread. Bonz