Cooking with Cast Iron Pans
Do you have a cast iron pan sitting in your cupboard you never use? Do you think all you can do is fry in your Cast Iron Pans? Think again! Check out some of my cast iron pans and the foods I have made using them. The picture above is a Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie. One batch of cookie dough in one pan and baked in the oven.
This is the same pan but I made Pineapple Upside Down Cake in it.
This is my cute little one burger cast iron frying pan! I use it for anything small like one egg, one burger, one piece of chicken etc.
These are the pans I use for corn Bread. The corn shaped one was given to me by my mother. The round one is the same pan I used for the Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie and Pineapple Upside Down Cake. I bought the triangle-shaped pan in Amish country but Cracker Barrel sells them too.
Most of my other pans I found at garage sales. I completely stripped them and reseasoned them. I bought all of the pans on the left from a gal who was selling them after her grandma passed away for……$15.00!!!!!!! The pans on the right are after I reseasoned some of them. They are just like new again!
Cast Iron pans last forever unless they crack. If they crack I would throw them away. Some people refuse to give up their cracked pans and even try to weld them but for me, I would pitch them.
As you can see, I have a lot of cast iron pans. These are not all of them. I love the way they cook my food. Cast iron heats evenly all over the pan which means no hot and cold spots giving you the perfectly cooked food every time.
So if you ever come across one at a garage sale or even want to spend the money on a new one (they are expensive) pick one up and see why I like them so much.