A cast iron skillet is a prized possession among Southern cooks. Seasoned with years of cooking and loving care, heirloom cast iron skillets and Dutch ovens are as valued (and fought over) as Grandma’s china and sterling silver. A new pre-seasoned skillet also makes the perfect gift for a young cook.
- A good cast iron skillet is perhaps the best tool you can have in the kitchen. It is also great for cooking out over a fire.
- One of the most important aspects of cast iron is that it is oven safe. It is always nice to start your food on the stove and then move it to the oven.
- Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and let it set for at least 12 hours on your counter. It should roughly double in size.
“One of the greatest issues with campfire cooking is hotspots, but cast iron can help you avoid that problem.”