Discussion in 'Foods of the Civil War' started by nitrofd, Sep 9, 2014.
Last night my wife made some SMITHFIELD smoked pork chops in our skillet with it she glazed them with good ole tupelo honey .it wasn't like eating dinner but it was eating candy, had it with seasoned butter beans and scalloped potatoes.......ooh ooh so gooood.
My 10" Skillet is over 55 years old , got it when I was in the Boy Scouts, I was the troop cook! Because I was the only one that could cook.
Thought bump this thread on the iron skillet. The best one for cooking is the Lodge skillet.
Lodge is good stuff and most of their stuff is made in USA. Some of the enamel stuff is unfortunately china.
Im interested in trying their steel frying pan. Sane idea as cast iron just thinner and lighter.
My best cast irons have come from garage sales. The old Griswold or Wagner Ware.
You strip em down to bare gray iron and start over.
The best thing about old vs new is they took the extra time to smooth the cooking surface back then. The newer Lodge is rough as sandpaper and all that much harder to get non stick.
Love my cast iron!
I was just checking out the Lodge skillet website and they have a whole recipe section. Found this timely corned beef breakfast recipe and thought I would share as it sounds yummy! Actually all of the recipes I saw looked great and were simple as everything goes in the skillet!
Corned Beef Skillet Hash
4 medium red potatoes, diced, about 1.5 pounds
2 tablespoons avocado oil, divided
1 tablespoon Cabot unsalted butter
1 medium sweet onion, diced
½ cup finely diced green pepper
1 cup chopped corned beef
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground pepper
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
1/3 cup half and half
4 whole eggs
4 ounces shredded Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar (about 1 cup)
Direction - http://www.lodgemfg.com/recipe/corned-beef-skillet-hash-with-eggs-and-cheddar
Love corned beef hash.w used to be able t get Cabot cheeses a our Walmart,but they stopped carrying it to expand their own private label cheese.
My wife has a bunch of cast iron stuff and she can cook the best Fried Chicken and pancakes in her skillets. That is prolly the reason I,m slightly puggy LOL
Cracker Barrel still sell iron skillets.
They (Cracker Barrel) have some Iron Skillet cook books too.
The iron skillet and Dutch Oven are to cooking (campfire or stove) what the Bessemer Furnace was to steel making.
Iron Skillet Corn Bread and Mac and Cheese.... And could also be used as a weapon......
This is true. I'm sure alot of men can atest to the fact that the iron skillet can fry up a mean goose egg at 3:00 AM. LOL
Ha.....too funny...and the sound as it hits...KLUNK.....
Yep, I own two. I call them my sticky pans. A regular light coating of oil keeps them in tip top condition. I wouldn't know how to cook without one.
I like them because they can survive my cooking.
My ribbed pan takes a beating when I cook my Ribeyes on it. I start on the stove then finish in the oven. Seasoned steaks seared on the stove then finished off in the over can make a mess. It's worth the clean up.
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