If you do not have a cast iron pan yet, get one now! I’ll wait…..
No seriously, I love my cast iron pan. My brother and mother have both raved about the delicious food they produce. With their recommendation, I picked one up for myself a couple of years ago. If you can find a used cast iron pan rather than a newly produced one, that would be best, but new will work too (mine is new, from Target).
Cast iron pans have many benefits: the seasoning only gets better with time, super easy clean up, can be used on the stove and in the oven, very economical and low cost, adds iron to your meal, last for many years, even generations, use less energy to cook food because of the even heat distribution, and last but not least, the taste! Do some research and I know you will be a convert!
A few of my favorite things to make in the cast iron skillet:
- Fresh green beans
- Fried potatoes
- Smoked sausage
- pork chops
- squash with onions and garlic
I would include recipes but honestly Husband and I usually add onion, peppers, garlic, seasoning to our liking and go from there. You do not need much else when you use the cast iron!
What do you like to make in your cast iron pan? I haven’t tried fried chicken, but I hear it is life changing.