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Authentic IRON SKILLET

Discussion in 'Foods of the Civil War' started by nitrofd, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. nitrofd

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    In the 19th century everybody cooked with an iron skillet.today in the south I do believe it may still be the frying pan of choice, as fried chicken seems to taste better when fried in one, also sausages, bacon and even my wife likes to make Shepard s pie in one.
     
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    They are the skillet of choice. Nothing tastes better than prepared in an iron skillet.
     
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    One of our grandsons just went off to college with the cast iron skillet we bought him when he was 11 and learning to cook.
     
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    The largest skillet we have is about 12 inches in size and we'll seasoned as I believe it to be about 70-80 years old.food just has that better taste when we cook in this one..it's a southern thing, also great for cornbread.
     
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    A great thing about iron skillets is food that you saute and then finish in the oven. You can take pork tenderloins, saute them with onions, green peppers, garlic, add some chicken stock, bring it to boiling and then place the whole thing in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Makes the best pork tenderloin ever.

    Or saute vegetables, yellow squash, onions or spinach and garlic, or tomatoes, onions, green pepper, add a little stock or wine and then layer fresh catfish on the top, spoon some of the sauce over the fish and bake until done. Makes the tenderest fish you can find and fresh catfish is always cheap.
     
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    Blackened catfish in a iron skillet is great.
     
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    Made in the U.S.A is a must not those foreign copies.
     
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    A must stop on way to Smokey Mts. Lodge Cast Iron Outlet, Sevierville, Tn.
     
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    One of my favorites is my smallest, 8 incher that I use for making cornbread. It turns out perfect cornbread every time.
     
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    Been there, done that.
     
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    Just cooked some burgers last night on one.

    And don't judge, our grill's broken. :tongue:
     
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    Going camping the end of next week for a few days. Since we're not doing a "walk-in", I can pack the skillets, the Dutch oven, the chimney starter, tripod and a few other things. Lodge makes a superb product, although I still also use my late mother-in-law's small unmarked skillet that needs consistent "seasoning" despite (or perhaps because of) its age.
     
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    You beat me to it, so I'll second that.
     
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    Nobody can have my Lodge cast iron pans! :showoff:It's the only thing I have worth passing on. The griddles are my favorites for pancakes and eggs. The big frying pan does the chicken. The medium one with the ridges does the bacon and ham. And, there's a nice, well seasoned pot that is for baking beans and simmering chili!
     
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    The Lodge factory is just south of Monteagle at South Pittsburg, Tennessee off I-24. You can tour the factory and shop in their factory outlet store. A worth while stop.:thumbsup:
     
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    Let's all give three cheers for our cast Iron Lodge pots and pans!
     
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    Hip, hip, hooray!!!!!!!!
     
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