Get the most from your cast-iron cookware with 40 fabulous recipes especially designed for cast iron, from a full English breakfast to chilaquiles, pan pizza, cheesy beer fondue, Korean fried chicken, vegetarian chili, mango curry, party nuts, two kinds of cornbread, baked apples, gingerbread — and the perfect grilled cheese sandwich! You’ll also learn how to buy the cast-iron pots and pans that are right for you and how to care for them successfully.
Author: Cook's Country
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
Release Date: 2016-02-23
Learn to cook it all in cast iron! The cast-iron skillet is a sturdy, versatile, traditional kitchen workhorse that 85% of us own but far fewer of us reach for daily, mostly because we have one or two recipes we use it for and otherwise it stays in the back of the cabinet. In this new cookbook, the editors of Cook's Country will show you everything you need to know about cast-iron cookware and the many (and often surprising) dishes you can cook and bake in this multitasker of a pan, from the classic dishes everyone knows and loves like steak, perfect fried eggs, and cornbread, to innovative and inspiring recipes like skillet apple pie, pizza, and cinnamon swirl bread. Learn about this cast iron's history and what makes it uniquely American and let us show you how to shop for, season, care for, and clean this perfect pan.
Author: Charlotte Druckman
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Release Date: 2016-09-27
"There's no one better to offer instruction on how to use the most essential, versatile item in your kitchen." [Grub Street] The cast-iron skillet has been a humble workhorse used for generations to crisp bacon perfectly and fry chicken; now use it to turn out tender scones, cakes, and breads. A curious home cook, Charlotte Druckman has figured out every trick for this versatile pan. Heat the skillet for a few minutes, add some butter to sizzle, and you can brown cheesy arepas, get a crunchy crust on a kimchi-topped hoecake, or blister naan right on the stovetop. Or preheat the pan in the oven and you’re ready to bake no-knead pizza, the gooiest sticky buns, and even a cornflake-milk layer cake. With beautiful photographs, tips for seasoning cast iron, and info on collecting vintage pieces, this book makes cooking so much fun that your skillet will never see the cupboard.
Author: Tracy Barr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-04-04
In some cooking circles, cast iron gets a bad rep – people think it's old-fashioned, heavy, and hard to take care of. And really, how often do folks nowadays need to hitch up a mule and wagon and leave civilization and Teflon-coated sauté pans behind? True, cast iron is old; it's been around since the Middle Ages. And it is heavy. No one can dispute that even a small, cast-iron pot has a heft to it that no other cookware has. Nevertheless, cast-iron cookware has a place in today's kitchens, and that doesn’t mean simply hanging on the wall for decoration. Cast iron has much to offer modern-day cooks; it's easy to use, easy to care for, economical, versatile, and durable, and let's face it, it has a nostalgic appeal that no other cookware has. But more compelling than all those reasons is that it's a great cookware that makes great food. In fact, most cast-iron cooks will tell you that food cooked in cast iron tastes better than food cooked in anything else! Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies is for those cooks who may want to inject a little adventure and variety into their cooking. If you've never even thought of using cast-iron cookware, or you have a few cast-iron pots lying around, you'll discover all you need to know about making great food using cast iron. Here just a sampling of what you'll find in Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies: Selecting the right cast-iron cookware for you Seasoning a new cast-iron pan Caring for your cast-iron cookware Discovering techniques to enhance your cast-iron cooking Enjoying cast-iron cooking in the Great Outdoors Tons of delicious recipes, from main and side dishes to desserts and international dishes Top Ten lists on ways to make your cast-iron cookware last longer, the best dishes suited for cast iron, and tips for achieving success in cast-iron cooking So, whether you're a cooking novice or an experienced chef, you can find plenty of enjoyment from cooking with cast iron – and Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies can show you the way.
The essential guide to all things cast-iron for beginners and seasoned chefs alike! Introducing the one-and-done purchase to answer any and all cast-iron quandaries: Cast-Iron Cookware: The Care and Keeping Handbook! While other cast-iron books may discuss simple care instructions, this handbook aims to give any beginner or seasoned pro the most extensive detailing of all aspects to their cast-iron experience. Covering everything from cleaning to refurbishing, storing to cooking, this handy guide will expand even an experienced cook’s knowledge of cast-iron. This book is packed with 25 of the most essential, simple, and delicious recipes every cast-iron owner should know!
Two cutting-edge gourmets revamp delicious, old-fashioned cooking using irresistible, modern recipes. "The Cast-Iron Skillet Cookbook" features simple recipes designed for cast-iron cooking, including savory appetizers, rustic breads, and desserts. Color photos.
Stylish and functional cast-iron cookware is prized for its versatility, durability, and exceptional heating capabilities. Now home cooks can get the most out of their cast-iron collection with over 40 recipes for the Dutch oven, skillet, and more. Whether it’s your grandmother’s well-seasoned black skillet or the brightly colored enameled pot you received as a wedding present, cast iron is the perfect choice for nearly any cooking task. You can use a Dutch oven to slow-simmer chicken until meltingly tender; a heavy frying pan to sear steaks to a juicy, browned finish; a ridged stove-top grill pan to cook golden and oozing cheese sandwiches; and a sturdy roasting pan to caramelize sweet root vegetables in the oven. Organized by type of cookware, each chapter shows the many ways to use these popular pots and pans, adored by professional chefs and home cooks alike. More than 40 tempting recipes are included, many of which boast beautiful, full-color photographs. From a hearty vegetable frittata and spicy beef chili to comforting lemon-herb chicken and decadent chocolate bread pudding, this book offers recipes for every meal of the day. Sample Recipes: Dutch Ovens & Braisers Olive oil–braised potatoes with herbs Brussels sprouts with bacon & onions Herbed beef stew Southern-style fried chicken Garlic-braised chicken Asian-style braised short ribs Rustic walnut no-knead bread Berry cobbler Frying Pans Tomato, arugula & goat cheese frittata Dutch baby with cinnamon pears Zucchini fritters with herbed yogurt Jalapeño-cheddar corn bread Grill Pans Summer vegetables with balsamic Fish tacos with mango salsa Chicken under a brick Three-cheese panini Peaches with cardamom honey Baking, Roasting & Gratin Pans Breakfast strata Potato & chard gratin Macaroni & cheese with bread crumbs Meat lasagna Rhubarb & apple crumble
Author: The Lodge Company
Publisher: Oxmoor House
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Cast-iron skillets, pots, and Dutch ovens are enjoying a surge in popularity among cookware users all across America, and no wonder: it's inexpensive, long lasting, eco-friendly, sustainable, versatile, and healthy! It's no longer just for the camper or cowboy — today, it's a staple piece of cookware in any kitchen helmed by a cook who loves good food. Lodge Cast Iron Nation provides 200 recipes curated from Lodge's very own network of high-profile chefs and cast-iron cookware fans from around the country. Focused on American regional cuisine, it's packed with a diverse array of recipes — everything from appetizers to desserts and everything in-between. The book reveals the movement behind the resurgence in cast iron's popularity, showcasing exciting new flavor combinations from popular chefs (like John Currence, Lidia Bastianich, Mark Bittman and Peter Kaminsky) and highlighting the cookware's relevance for today's cooks, who are increasingly concerned with issues of sustainability, health, and expense when it comes to their food choices. Packed with classic regional casseroles, soups and stews, new twists on old favorites, plus desserts from the icebox and the oven-this cookbook proves that cast iron isn't just for cornbread. And with in-depth information on how to use and care for cast iron plus surprising tricks and tips — direct from Lodge fans — this cookbook is a comprehensive guide to getting the most out of cast-iron cookware. Finally, Lodge Cast Iron Nation gives back to the country it celebrates; a portion of the proceeds from the sale of every book will go to The Tennessee Aquarium's Serve & Protect sustainable seafood program which is helping inland residents reduce their impact on the world ocean.
Your Cast Iron Cookbook for Effortless Meals in the Only Pan You Need It's no secret that cooking at home is typically healthier and more frugal than going out to eat or ordering delivery. Yet for many of us, there simply aren't enough hours in the day. Enter the cast iron skillet-the most underestimated tool of the culinary world. Home Skillet is your cast iron cookbook for one-pan meals every night of the week. Crispy crusted casseroles, impeccably seared steaks, cakes baked to perfection-cast iron cooking whatever you want, whenever you want it, has never been easier or more satisfying. Food writer Robin Donovan became an instant fan of cast iron cooking because of its ease and versatility-plus, it gets better the more you use it! Home Skillet is the complete cast iron cookbook, making the best use of this multi-functional pan while keeping mealtime quick and affordable. Inspiration strikes hot-100 recipes specifically designed for simple cast iron cooking and variety for every meal Everyday ease- Quick and Easy labels call out recipes that finish in under 30 minutes Don't sweat it-Invaluable tips and hacks for cast iron care to ensure your skillet will serve you for many one-pan meals to come Finally, a cast iron cookbook that makes every meal an easy meal! One Big Cinnamon Roll * Southwestern Savory Corn Cakes * Blackened Fish Tacos * Skillet Pizza with Shaved Asparagus * Spiced Lamb Burgers * Rhubarb Skillet Pie
Cast iron is a unique material that heats evenly and lasts practically forever. Finally, here is a cast iron cookbook as timeless and varied as the material itself. Cast iron revolutionized American cooking upon its introduction, and soon no kitchen was complete without long-lasting, heat-retaining cast iron cookware. Today, cast iron is a fixture still, even the most cutting-edge, high-tech kitchens. Top chefs know: there is simply no other material quite like it. Classic illustrations of collectible pans and recipes for these or any cast iron products, combined with fresh takes on the best of American cooking, make the one-of–a-kind Cast Iron Cookbook an instant classic. The recipes featured in Cast Iron Cookbook are tailored to the material's singular strengths, blending classic dishes like peach cobbler and fried chicken with modern fare like Duck with Apples, Moroccan Lamb-Stuffed Peppers, and Panko-Macadamia-Crusted Salmon.
The best-loved pan in many a kitchen, a cast-iron skillet is versatile, durable and extremely attractive. This book brings together essential advice on caring for your pan, as well as 30 classic recipes. Often passed down through the generations, the cast-iron skillet, treated with some love and care, will cook you a lifetime of meals. This book opens with some essential advice on caring for your pan, dispelling myths and providing useful tips that will turn your cast-iron skillet into your most useful pan. From how to season your skillet to how to clean it, there are simple instructions, quick tips and easy-to-follow techniques that demystify this timeless piece of kitchen equipment. The recipes include a wide variety of skillet classics and more unusual ideas for everyday meals and special occasions. Try traditional Cornbread, a quick-and-easy Chicken Stir-Fry, classic Fried Green Tomatoes, perfect Caramelized Root Vegetables, pan-fried Pork Chops, crispy and delicious Fried Chicken, a hearty Cobbler, sticky Cinnamon Rolls or a crowd-pleasing Apple Upside-down Cake. With such a plethora of diverse dishes, you really will never need to use another pan again.