Cooking with cast iron

Discussion in 'The Good Life' started by Sara-s, Jun 28, 2021.

  1. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Congratulations. Gorgeous looking. It's important that your cooking equipment doesn't get lonely. :)
     
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  2. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thanks. They look even better in person. The Grenadine color is beautiful.

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  3. MPF9

    MPF9 Well-Known Member

    Looks nice- I am contemplating getting one- do you have a Brand name. Coincidence I am from Maidstone.
     
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  4. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    They're Staub Cocottes. The bigger one is 8.75qt or 9qt depending on which vendors site you're looking at. The smaller is 5.5qt.

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  5. MPF9

    MPF9 Well-Known Member

    Thank you, I have been looking at those but could be too heavy for Mrs Mike.
     
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  6. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    The weight would be something to consider, especially once loaded with food. My wife would struggle getting it in and out of the oven.

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  7. gadabout

    gadabout Well-Known Member

    Tonight’s menu - grilled pork chops and grilled zucchini, with Red River Ranch seasoning. Grilled on my double burner grill pan. So juicy and delicious!
     
  8. BamaT

    BamaT Well-Known Member

    I recently picked up a 12” carbon steel pan at the Lodge outlet in Seveirville, TN. The factory seasoning didn’t work that well, so I seasoned it one time in the oven, and it made a huge difference. We’ve cooked hamburgers in it several times, and they don’t stick now. The real test will be fried eggs over light. Whites must be done but not crispy, and yolks runny. I have one very old cast iron pan that is so slick eggs will slide all over it! We have a 12” cast iron pan, but it’s pretty heavy. My wife is having some hand issues, and my left arm is partly disabled with little strength in that hand, hence the need for the carbon steel 12” pan.
     
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  9. gadabout

    gadabout Well-Known Member

    The 8” Lodge cast iron skillet is just right for eggs and not too heavy.
     
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  10. BamaT

    BamaT Well-Known Member

    Agreed, the old cast iron pan I referenced that is so well seasoned is an 8”. But I still want the 12” carbon steel to be as well seasoned.
     
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  11. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Stovetop meatloaf. And yeah, I like ketchup.............
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  12. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    You should really try it with sone ketchup. ;)
     
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  13. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout The Smart Bunny

    Ketchup is a type of tomato sauce.

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  14. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    But it sounds classier if you say it tomaaaahtow. ;)
     
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  15. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    A bacon wrap is much tastier. Trust me on this.
     
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  16. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Hmmm, meatloaf with bacon. It's a keeper..............
     
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  17. MrDaniel's

    MrDaniel's Well-Known Member

    IMG_20220421_141745_363.jpg Just making some tomato sauce..
     
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  18. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Today's lunch was matzah brei on the square griddle.
     
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  19. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    I like to think of it as "Tomato Wine"
     
  20. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I switched to mustard a couple years ago.
     

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