As a restaurant, we know well that what you cook with can be just as important as how you cook a recipe – and we don’t just mean ingredients. Tools, cookware, and appliances can make or break a recipe, which is why you might see a difference between how your pork chops turned out and how they looked on the Southern Living or Paula Deen website. And if there’s one tool that all kitchens should have, it’s a cast iron skillet.
Cast iron cookware has been cherished by generations for its unparalleled ability to deliver mouthwatering dishes with exceptional flavors. From sizzling steaks and hearty stews to delectable desserts, the art of cast iron cooking holds a special place in the hearts of Southern chefs and home cooks alike for good reason.
The Versatility of Cast Iron Cookware
One of the key aspects that make cast iron cooking so popular is its versatility. Cast iron skillets, dutch ovens, griddles, and pans can be used on various heat sources, from stovetops to ovens and even campfires. This adaptability opens up a world of possibilities for culinary exploration, making it a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts and home cooks alike.
Seasoning and Care Tips
Seasoning is the process of treating the cast iron surface with oil to create a natural non-stick coating and prevent rusting. Here are some tips for seasoning and maintaining your cast iron cookware:
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