Best food to cook in a cast iron pan
I just obtained a cast iron skillet and do not know what I can do with it.
Does anyone have any suggestions on their favourite food to cook in one? Or any unique ideas?
Thanks so much :)
My personal favorites are:
(1) oven-roasted whole chicken;
(2) pan-fried Spencer steaks; and
(3) Craig Claiborne's Dutch Babies.
I don't really have a favourite food to cook in my CI, what I usually use it for is anything that doesn't involve acidic ingredients or any type of sauce (you can cook sauces in cast iron, but I don't like to do that, I stick with my stainless for that).
Best food? There are so many.
Cornbread works well...
Frying Chicken or Bacon, or etc, etc, etc
Browning meat, ground or other wise....
Sear pork chops and finish in the pan in the oven.
Same with steaks.
Hashbrowns brown fantastically in cast iron, or par cooked quartered potatoes
Baked cornbread or clafoutis.
Pineapple upside down cake
The list is endless.