HELP! My corn sticks are stuck
I finally bought a Lodge preseasoned cast iron corn stick pan - the one that shapes the sticks into ears of corn. I brushed it with oil and preheated the pan, but my sticks stuck. Any ideas how to remedy the situation? I never have this problem when I make cornbread in my cast iron frying pan.
Preseasoned cast iron usually needs more seasoning. Or so I am told, since I haven't bought any. Just have the old fashioned stuff.
Also when I make cornbread I get the pan screaming hot while I'm making the batter. Pull it out of the oven, add the fat to coat, pour in batter and bake.
This comes from Hints from Heloise:
To prevent corn sticks from sticking:
-Grease the pan.
-Dust it with cornmeal.
-Place in oven or under broiler until cornmeal is browned.
-Add batter to pan and cook normally.
-Finished corn sticks should flip out with a knife and not stick.
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