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Offline redkitty

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I got two today. They are pre-seasoned. They are pampered chef. Outside of putzing around in my grandma's kitchen, which she used her cast iron for essentially everything, I have not really used a cast iron skillet. So what should my first meal be? (I already have ideas, FTR.) I have a 12 inch and a 10 inch. Also, to clean, I only use water right? (I will also google how to take care of them again.)

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Re: What should be the first thing I make in my cast iron skillets?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2020, 04:46:31 PM »
Bacon!!!

Even though they came seasoned, youíre gonna want to keep seasoning for a bit. Donít try eggs for a while.

Thereís a long cast iron thread somewhere, Iíll search for it next time Iím on my laptop.

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Re: What should be the first thing I make in my cast iron skillets?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2020, 05:27:47 PM »
Ha! I was going to say fried eggs! But I use very hot olive oil and fry them quickly at high tempsóyou definitely donít want yolks on them.

Bacon sounds better though...

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Re: What should be the first thing I make in my cast iron skillets?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2020, 06:07:18 PM »
Bacon!!!

Even though they came seasoned, youíre gonna want to keep seasoning for a bit. Donít try eggs for a while.

Thereís a long cast iron thread somewhere, Iíll search for it next time Iím on my laptop.

I'll make eggs tomorrow....no just kidding.

We made all of our bacon in the oven this morning (before they arrived.) I actually made a pizza. It was good.

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Re: What should be the first thing I make in my cast iron skillets?
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2020, 07:46:36 PM »
That pizza looks delicious.

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Re: What should be the first thing I make in my cast iron skillets?
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2020, 09:39:26 PM »
Iím totally making that KAF recipe. Yum!

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Re: What should be the first thing I make in my cast iron skillets?
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2020, 11:48:37 PM »
Recently I've used mine for a dutch baby, to make frybread for navajo tacos,  for pita style flat breads, to fry schnitzle,  & to sear porkchops.

https://altonbrown.com/dutch-baby-pancake-recipe/

https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014/03/perfect-pan-seared-pork-chop-recipe.html

https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/soft-wrap-bread-recipe

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Re: What should be the first thing I make in my cast iron skillets?
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2020, 04:42:43 AM »
Bacon!!!

Even though they came seasoned, youíre gonna want to keep seasoning for a bit. Donít try eggs for a while.

Thereís a long cast iron thread somewhere, Iíll search for it next time Iím on my laptop.

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so, also: duck breast, skin-on chicken, skin-on salmon, sausage

and pour off duck fat and bacon fat to use for roasted potatoes or other veg (use your skillet as the roasting pan)... and just FYI both fats are good for popping corn too, just not in a skillet :p

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Re: What should be the first thing I make in my cast iron skillets?
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2020, 06:59:16 AM »
That pizza looks delicious.
My bf loved it and I made myself the gf version they have linked there.
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Re: What should be the first thing I make in my cast iron skillets?
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2020, 07:16:54 AM »
and, grease the skillet well with butter and use it to bake cornbread

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Re: What should be the first thing I make in my cast iron skillets?
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2020, 12:02:47 PM »
Fry some potatoes, onions and peppers.

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Re: What should be the first thing I make in my cast iron skillets?
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2020, 12:37:40 PM »
I forgot to buy bacon while out today. Shoot. today's experiment will be a deep dish cookie. Then served warm with ice cream. I am still trying to figure out how to get it out of the pan. The recipe suggests eating it out of the pan, but i don't trust any of us to not burn ourselves on it.

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Re: What should be the first thing I make in my cast iron skillets?
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2020, 06:13:40 PM »
It occurred to me after I cooked sausage for our lasagna that I should have used one of my skillets. Sigh. Iíll eventually remember I have them.

Hereís the cookie.




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Re: What should be the first thing I make in my cast iron skillets?
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2020, 06:40:26 PM »
The cookie wasn't that good. I used the Toll House recipe. The cookie just didn't bake properly. If I do it again, i will use the 12 inch pan and a different recipe.

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Re: What should be the first thing I make in my cast iron skillets?
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2020, 08:32:27 PM »
I made focaccia in mine the other day. V yummy!

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Re: What should be the first thing I make in my cast iron skillets?
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2020, 08:39:47 PM »
I'm gonna pull mine out to make a dutch baby in the morning
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