Cast Iron Cooking.

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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?
 
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atomicsmoke

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Love cast iron cookware.

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

thomas phillips

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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!!!
 

dirtsailor2003

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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!
 

bmaddox

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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.
 

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

stickyfingers

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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.
 

gary s

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

Gary
 

sopchoppy

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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.
 

appwsmsmkr1

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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. :biggrin:

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.

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
 

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