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Cast iron skillets

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Steve, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. Steve

    Steve Ye Olde Henhouse Builder

    Anyone use em? I bought some cast iron cookware a while ago, mom always used it, so I thought we should have some here.

    I read the directions on how to season the pan, I don't wash it in soapy water, but I still can't cook with it......everything sticks!

    I use teflon coated pans, and they are fine......but I really wanted to use the cast iron fry pan.


  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    My DW uses them, but I dont have a clue as to how she does it. [​IMG]
  3. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    Scrub it with course salt (like seasalt). Rinse in hot water, regrease (hard crisco or lard work best) and put away.

    This is what I did to mine and it worked like a charm. I know use my cast iron skillet exclusively when making cornbread and I haven't had any problems since scrubing with the salt.
  4. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2009
  5. Steve

    Steve Ye Olde Henhouse Builder

    regrease with the pan hot...like hot off the stove, or just out of the hot water?
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    That's all I've used for years. Wouldn't trade them for anything!!

  7. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    i love my cast iron skillets!

    the best way for a surface to be 'non-stick' is to get the pan really hot then add the butter/margarine/oil. don't heat it up in the pan from the cool state.

    hooray for cast iron!
  8. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    Quote:I regreased mine when it was just hot from the water.
  9. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    concur...love my cast iron...even have some old Wagners...there really is a difference in the old ones and the new ones...don't ask me why I just don't know...use them to cook pancakes...all that greasing between does the job of getting them seasoned nice...

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