From time to time, we talk about food and cooking up here. I thought I'd share my latest culinary "discovery."
I was interested in cooking a bit more healthy for myself and, over the years, have heard of the benefits of cooking with cast iron. I did some research and discovered that Walmart sells Lodge cast iron skillets and dutch ovens at incredibly low prices. They're made in Tennessee.I purchased this 12 inch skillet for less than 20 bucks!
Even though it's seasoned at the factory, at the urging of my brother,
This guy's video shows you a couple of seasoning methods.
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Sunday morning, I fired it up. I cooked some fresh potatoes, eggs, and BACON! Wow! Nothing stuck to the surface and clean up was a snap! (Don't use soap. Simply rinse and scrub off in hot water.) BETTER than Teflon! And the food tasted great! Plus, you get iron in your diet.
That evening, I made chicken and rice in the oven with the same skillet. Again, the non-stick quality was amazing!
I'm sold!:) I'm buying a 10-inch skillet and a dutch oven. I'm not cooking with anything but cast iron! And, with proper care, it'll last for years and years. You can hand it down to your grand-kids!:)