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.
Oh I’m loving this. My husband and I want to get more . And I am so happy to see all these examples. When he gets back from restoring power and help with storm damage in irma. I’m having him read too lol
God Bless him! My parents are suppose to be right in the eye. They have an older home and no shutters and didn’t board them up either. I am walking on egg shells! They refused to leave and are late 70’s early 80’s!
Thank you. They were in the storm and not much sleep. I think he said they are headed near Tampa. But it’s been horrible and continued prayers for all. I treasure just that moment of cell service . Hope your parents are well ❤
Thank you for reposting this!
This recipe looks yummy……well done 🙂
Cast Iron Pans make the best tasting food! Thanks!
We hunt for old cast iron pans whenever we are out and about and use them all the time. We fry in them but never thought about baking before now. Do you have a recipe on how to do the upside down cake in one?
We love the added bonus of iron intake for your health too!
If you click on the category drop down box on my website I have the recipe under cakes. You can print it from there.
Thanks! I will do that now and put it on my other pinterest account.
It is very easy to make and oh so good!
me again…. 🙂
and super glad to read this post because I have been feeling convicted about using my aluminum set. It is heavy duty (Calphalon – gift from in-laws) and well, the healthiest cookware is supposed to be this iron … and my older son ( a health nut) has been using it in college for three years.
anyhow, you totally scored on the 15$ lot.
and so cool that she found someone who valued her family’s stuff.
we have some iron stuff just sitting (like a nice griddle) and I need to season and use it more….
I know it was a great score! I almost felt guilty….NOT! Anyhow your son if very smart! Yes your griddle will cook a lot! You can even cook bread in cast iron pans.
yeah – i never knew about the bread – and it makes sense.
I will keep you posted on my using – but I think I need to make the switch.
and side note here – the thrift stores in our area – and flea markets – usually charge way too much for their iron skillets – crazy high
I see them in our area for about $10 per large frying pan. Garage sales are definitely the way to go but you have to be really lucky because they disappear fast! This gal posted a picture of them on an on line garage sale site I followed. I was lucky enough to respond first!
Well thanks! Xxoo
So much fantastic for being a wise by choosing these types of pans. It looks old but after you managed it, it really looks new again. Very good job! Btw, this type of pans is original and good for cooking use, i think it is tefal brand. 👍
Thanks Hussein but these are not T-FAL. Mine are solid cast iron. One of these pans can cost as much as a 12 piece set of T-FAL pans These never go bad unless you drop them and they crack.
Wow! It is really worthy to have these kinds of pans. It is then made by authentic iron. 👍👍
Dianne we are a lot alike . I will leave the messages in this first thread that I read . What a fantastic blog . We love cast iron . We love food , I use my cast on my bbq. all the time. Most of our cast are 100 yrs old . Very well seasoned.
Sure sounds like it! I was just going through more of your photos! They are amazing. I had to make myself stop so I could get back to my own blog..hahahaha
I found 3 cast iron pans ranging in different sizes while lookingat an apt you rentI asked if I could have them they said yes took them home reseasoned them and oh what a joy. Those pans cost anywhere from$40-$120 per pan or pot but they are absolutely with it
Score! What a find!!!
wow fantastic and I love cast iron…
Thank you! I love how non stick it is once it’s seasoned properly!
How many pans do u have?!?
I don’t know I never counted them but over 10.
There’s noticeably a bundle to find out about this. I assume you made sure nice points in features also.
Thank you! I’m not an expert but this is what works for me.
I need to use my cast iron pots and you definitely inspired me.
I love cooking with mine! Thank you!!!
I love this !
Thanks there is nothing like Cast Iron pans! Have a great weekend!
I love cooking with cast iron. Thanks for sharing!
Me too!!! You’re welcome!
Love your post here, I’m a Cast Iron fan my self have around 30 pans lol.
Awesome and I thought I had a lot! Thank you for checking out my blog! You have and amazing blog and what a great variety of information!
I also use cast iron for cooking. $15 wow! Remain safe…
Yes that was a great day! Thank you and stay safe also Tangie! ❤️