Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hello new friend!

I have a new friend. Here she is...
I picked this out for part of my birthday present from my parents. I have always wanted a cast iron skillet... but I am so intimidated by it now!  I don't know why.  I have been busy looking up tips to care for her and cook with her.  I have seasoned her once in the oven with some shortening but I have yet to cook with her.

I hope you will leave me some recipes/links/tips to help me get over this fear. :)

Here are a few I plan on trying soon...
Breakfast potatoes (so basic and yummy...but I wonder if they are even better in an iron skillet!!??)

Help!  Do you cook with a cast iron skillet?  Do you use it daily or just for special recipes?


  1. SaWEET! We just got one too, and I too am afraid of it. Mostly because of my phobia about cleaniness, and you most definitely are not supposed to WASH it. :-P Shh, don't tell, but I DO use a soft sponge with just a SMIDGE of dish soap. I just can't not. LOL Good luck!

  2. I don't have one, but my mom has my grandma's and the thing she makes the most in it is fried potatoes. A little it of oil, some onion and some sliced potato, and they are soooo good! Sorry, I am not much more help than that.


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