Ha! I tried making pancakes today and started with the cast iron and moved to non-stick... Next time will try the cast iron again, I wasn't giving them enough time to cook on the bottom. I have never made them before LOL crazy, I know.
My husband has a couple of cast iron pieces that have been around for generations. He seasons them with oil, doesn't use any soap and they look great. Basically he rinses them with water after they are used, keeps them greasy then puts them on a low heat burner to dry. I have to admit I don't use them very often because I don't want to get yelled at if I don't clean it correctly :)
Kelly as for stainless - I love it! That's what I primarily use at home, you can use metal utensils and burn it (yes I burned one) and get it back to clean. You can also put them in the dishwasher if you want, I don't like to since it's so easy to hand wash, let it soak and it wipes clean. I have All Clad so I can't vouch for any of the other brands.
Defiantvegan, basically sounds like a scrabbled tofu recipie! Yum! I'm sure I will end up cooking most things in my skillet. Most of the meals in my house come from the pan, not the oven (and certainly not the microwave). I wonder what you cover the skillet with if your didn't come with a cover?
For curing my cast iron pan I used coconut oil. I had specific directions (I'll have to look for them) which recommended using a solid fat, so food quality coconut oil seemed a good choice. I thought it worked well.
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And Merry Christmas to me! I got a cast iron skillet!
Why cast iron? You may already know that Teflon and its cousins are notoriously bad for you and banned in some European counties. I can't use it, it gives me severe headaches. So I've been content with using my frying pans and never making perfect pancakes.
This year I received a cast iron skillet! Lodge Cast Iron skillets are pre-seasoned and according to their website its pre-seasoned with vegetable and soy oils only. Cast iron skillets last years and become non-stick very quickly! They last a lifetime!
I'm singing the praises of my cast iron skillet! Does anyone have any tips for vegetarian curing or vegan/vegetarian cast iron skillet recipes?
I posted this is vegan/vegetarian cooking also (i get more chatty in this forum!)
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