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Cooking with a cast iron skillet may seem intimidating to those who have never used one. For those of us who grew up in a household with cast iron, well it may seem like a breeze! Either way, I wanted to share some tips for cooking with a cast iron skillet to help make this transition from those “other skillets” to a cast iron skillet easier with these easy to follow tips.
Tips for Cooking with a Cast Iron Skillet
Use Healthy Fats
When cooking with a cast iron skillet be sure to use healthy fats. Coconut oil, butter and lard
are a few healthy fats that will help keep your cast iron skillet seasoned and work as a natural
non-stick substance. Unlike the Teflon skillets, cast iron needs these healthy fats to keep the
Use Proper Utensils
When cooking on a cast iron skillet you must try to use the proper utensils. You want to ensure
the seasoning to your skillet maintains a non-stick appeal so using utensils made of bamboo or
stainless steel will work best to ensure you are cooking well with a cast iron skillet.
Protect your Hands
Cast iron skillets will get hotter than the average “other brand” skillet, so be certain to protect
your hands from burns. If you have a cast iron skillet with a built-in wooden protective handle,
then you are all set. The cast iron skillets that are 100% cast iron throughout will require a
protective handle to be purchased or made so that your hands don’t get burnt.
Cast iron skillets are reliable, good looking and can resist much more wear and tear than the
regular other brands on the market today. These tips for cooking with a cast iron skillet will
help you to enjoy the beauty of a meal prepared on a cast iron skillet for years to come!
Our must have cast iron recipe items:
Our favorite brand – Lodge pre-seasoned skilletSunsella Silicone PotholderScrub Brush, 10-InchCast Iron Bacon PressCast Iron Dutch Oven with Dual Handles, Pre-SeasonedDurable Pan ScrapersCast Iron Drop Biscuit PanCast Iron Melting PotCamp Dutch Oven Lid Lifter
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