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An Iron Skillet

Nov
28

Dinner tonight:

Find it here: Iron Skillet Upside Down Pizza. I haven’t made this in a while–believe it or not, I haven’t had an iron skillet in a while. I didn’t own the iron skillets at Stringtown Rising, and despite my love and adoration of iron skillets, they repeatedly fell through the cracks in this busy year since I moved here. Finally. Finally! I have an iron skillet again!

My life is complete.

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on November 28, 2012  

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  1. 11-28
    7:16
    pm

    Oh my! I haven’t made this in a while either. It looks delicious! I know you have the link to the recipe in your post (same one I use from your original post), but what did you put in it this time? I know you like to change things up! Wish you could send the leftovers down to me in Kanawha County!

  2. 11-28
    7:34
    pm

    Looks delicious! I’m wondering if you flip it over (like an upside down cake) to serve, or dish it out as is.

    Thanks for the recipe!

  3. 11-28
    7:34
    pm

    That looks like a lovely aged, seasoned skillet.

    This reminds me of another of your recipes that was a hit in our house, that I haven’t made for a while: Cornbread Supper Skillet. I just re-read that recipe, and was amused to see that it ends “And yes, you can make this in a skillet that is not an iron skillet. But if you don’t have an iron skillet, why not?” :lol:

  4. 11-28
    7:37
    pm

    Trish, you just dish it out as is.

    Yvonne, I used pepperoni and leftover turkey this time.

  5. 11-28
    10:59
    pm

    mmmm, sounds good, must try this.
    I recently got a great vintage Griswold cast iron pan on ebay. amazing that a pan nearly a 100 years old is still going strong. They are not as heavy as the newer ones and smooth as glass on the inside. Next on the list is a dutch oven if i can find one that won’t break the bank. I have seen them go for hundreds on ebay.

  6. 11-29
    2:01
    am

    I was just thinking about needing a skillet. I was browsing through your posts last night and came across a tortilla maker post and I made a note that I needed to buy one. While I continued to browse around, I read another post where you were using a skillet. I noted that I needed one of those too. I’ve never owned neither of those two kitchen items and I would like own them and have them around the kitchen. I imagine they’re staples to a lot of great recipes.

  7. 11-29
    8:50
    am

    I have an iron skillet, but don’t use it often because I know you are supposed to season it, but I don’t know how! Online it said to bake it upside down in the oven at, like 500 degrees and then take it out and do it again a bunch of times but this sounds crazy! How do you do it?

  8. 11-29
    8:53
    am

    I have a post here about seasoning cast iron:
    http://chickensintheroad.com/cooking/the-care-and-feeding-of-cast-iron/

  9. 11-29
    10:06
    am

    Thanks so much! I should have known to look around here, there’s even a whole forum about it!

  10. 11-29
    10:27
    am

    I have a well seasoned square cast iron skillet that was my mom’s. It came from my Grandfather’s store which makes it more special and I have a round cast iron griddle that came from my other Grandmother. Use it every day. I have corn stick pans of all kinds and a fancy muffin pan too. They are wonderful but I mostly use the round griddle. Habit I guess. :happyflower:

  11. 11-29
    2:57
    pm

    :happyflower:
    Thank you for the recipe, it is on my to try list for sure.
    I love, love, love my iron skillets. I have had them for over 50 years, and they were old when I purchased them, mostly at farm auctions, they are, as non stick as can be. When I use them, and if there is some food that is in the bottom of the pan, such as fried bits etc. I deglaze it with water to remove the “stuck on” and clean it, put it back on the stove, dry it and wipe it with a bit of oil on a paper towel before I put it away, I have never had to re-treat. If you like great oven roasted chicken, use a cast-iron pan. It is also a proven fact that food prepared in an iron skillet is healthier, plus they are also a good self defense weapon!! ;)

  12. 11-30
    7:29
    pm

    :? I lost all my iron pans years ago when I bought a brand new gas stove. I was so excited to finally be cooking with gas, no pun intended, that I left all of my iron pans in the old electric double oven stove that the men consented to haul away for me. Some of them had been my grandmother’s. :hissyfit: Ah well, now I use my daughters.

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