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Using carbon steel skillets as roasting pans?

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I just roasted a small batch of fingerlings (tossed with olive oil and some spices) in my roaster. There was a lot of room to spare in the roaster, and I started wishing I had something smaller to roast in.

So, I have two questions. First, is there any reason not to use carbon steel skillets to roast small batches of food like my side dish tonight? Second, What else do you use for roasting veggies, potatoes, etc besides your roasting pan or au gratin. Anyone use saute pans, CI or CS skillets?

Thanks,

Jeremy

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  1. Yes, you can. You may want to be careful if the item is very acidic or very watery.

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    1. re: Chemicalkinetics

      I use my debuyer CS pan(12') for roasting potatoes and it does a great job.I use my smaller one(9") for roasting chicken breasts,pork tenderloins etc.Make sure it's well seasoned first.

      1. re: petek

        Is your smaller one also a Debuyer (not that it really matters -- I am just curious)?

        1. re: Chemicalkinetics

          yes it is.sorry,i should have mentioned that..