Sunday, November 4, 2012

Cast Iron

I cook in Cast Iron often. I set up my fireplace in the winter so I can cook in it. Here are some photos of my collection of cast iron. I'll publish 2 of the recipes shown in the pictures, Chocolate Skillet Cake and (Apple Pie Skillet Biscuits from Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen).
Some of the other photos include our Enameled Cast Iron Stove that we use as a kitchen island, a Model T wheel from my father in law that we use to hang cooking utensils for cooking outdoors ( I had a local Blacksmith make hooks to hang everything). Food seems to taste better when cooked in cast iron!
I never use soap on my cast iron. I clean it with Sea Salt and a bit of Vegetable Oil. Occasionally I place it back on the heat with water and boil it to loosen particles, and repeat the salt and oil process. All of my pieces are virtually non stick. I don't let anyone else clean them. I have been able to completely restore damages pieces too. I may have to sand some rust spots on vintage pieces and then re season them.














2 comments:

  1. What type of vegetable oil do you prefer?

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  2. Any corn oil, grape seed or canola oil. I mention vegetable oil because a lot of people believe that it's ok to use olive oil and it's not.

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