Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Tasty Tuesday:Cast Iron Skillet

There are many kitchen items, utensils I could recommend that every cook needs, but none gives me that nostalgic feeling that a cast iron skillet gives me.   You know those memories of your grandparents crispy fried chicken and that fabulous hot cornbread--you couldn't wait for to cool off.My love for cast iron skillets started at an early age, but I never knew how much I loved them until, I didn't have any.
I remember when my husband(fiancé at the time) and I got our first apartment; and we had a hodge podge of cookware.

A lot of the cookware was supposedly nonstick, but I always had the most difficult time cooking with them. Maybe it was me or maybe the cookware was just cheap....who knows what the problem was--but my frustration lead me to research other cookware.

During my research, I stumbled upon an old friend--the cast iron skillet.

 Those memories of good home cooking rushed in as I became more informed about the affordability of the skillet and its many uses....I was Sold!!!

Selling points for me:
Can be used on the stove and in the oven.

Can withstand high temperatures.

Its nonstick(if properly cared for, by keeping it clean, and well seasoned) when heated up.

Easy clean up.

Allows food to absorb iron.


Can last generations(If taken care of properly).

Cooks food evenly.

Golden and Crispy fry.

Food memories from childhood.

Well, that's my list of selling points for the cast iron skillet for then and now. If you don't have at least one in your kitchen, you most definitely should invest in one....you won't regret it.

If you already have a cast iron skillet, what were your reasons for buying one or is it a family heirloom? Also, what's your favorite thing to cook in it?

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