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Old 01-16-2018, 07:25 AM   #1
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Best use of a cast iron skillet?

I have made a number of pineapple upside down cakes, but I have yet to find one that tasted better than one made in a cast iron skillet. Do any of you have dishes that you think taste better when made in a skillet?

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Old 01-16-2018, 07:58 AM   #2
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Corn bread. Nothing adds flavor to corn bread like a CI skillet.

I also make brownies in a CI skillet.
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Old 01-16-2018, 08:02 AM   #3
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Really thick, bone-in steaks.

The density if the metal helps to transfer heat so the meat by the bone isn't raw when the rest is cooked.

Also, smaller pans are good if your mom intends to give you a spanking...
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Corn bread. Nothing adds flavor to corn bread like a CI skillet.
Especially after just cooking bacon in it!
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Old 01-16-2018, 08:56 AM   #6
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Really thick, bone-in steaks.

The density if the metal helps to transfer heat so the meat by the bone isn't raw when the rest is cooked.

Also, smaller pans are good if your mom intends to give you a spanking...
yes but if you are cooking, you need the biggest, heaviest sucker you can find!
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Old 01-16-2018, 06:45 PM   #7
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Cherry banana bread,



Apple pie:)


Also roasted broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower.
If you can think it, try it. It would be hard to find something that doesn’t taste great out of cast iron.
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Old 01-16-2018, 06:51 PM   #8
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deep dish pizza?
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Old 01-16-2018, 07:27 PM   #9
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Corn bread. Nothing adds flavor to corn bread like a CI skillet.

I also make brownies in a CI skillet.
+1

I make cornbread in my old Griswold #8. Nicely browned on the bottom, without burning.

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deep dish pizza?
That is on my "things to try" short list.

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