Cast Iron Skillet(s)

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  1. Von Jones

    Von Jones Very Well-Known Member
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    I was cleaning my cast iron skillet today and thought with all the health related issues with partaking of fried foods I was wondering what are you doing with your cast iron skillets now a days? I have cut back on cooking home fries with onions, fried chicken, pork chops, and ground beef for meals. I hardly use it any more other than for cornbread. What are you doing with your cast iron skillet(s)?
     
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  2. Ken Anderson

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    We have taken to using cast iron more often, since everything cooks better in cast iron. We have been buying and selling cast iron skillets for a while now, beginning when my wife was able to acquire a large collection of cast iron skillets and other implements. We're keeping some for the house, and putting some away for our camp, but we've made quite a bit of money selling the others on eBay. Beginning with those, we've been checking yard sales, and have also bought some cast iron on eBay to be resold later. I had forgotten how easy it was to cook with cast iron.
     
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    We have a lot of cast iron but don't use most of it. We have a glass top stove so only use cast iron in the oven.

    Fried food got a bad rap years ago along with butter, eggs, lard and whatever is on the latest "healthnut" agenda, which have all been proven wrong but people have it stuck in their heads that these things are bad.

    Of course if you're frying with Crisco, that IS bad.
     
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  4. Richard Paradon

    Richard Paradon Well-Known Member
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    I only have one small cast iron skillet and use it only for making tortillas. It seems to be the perfect size and the cast iron makes the tortillas seem "real" as they brown perfectly!
     
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    I make fried potatoes in my cast iron skillet. I don't do a lot of frying but wen I do I use the cast iron skillet.
     
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    We don't have a cast iron skillet and don't prepare fried foods very often, more out of convenience than for health reasons. However I believe that the most healthy oil to use for cooking is coconut oil, which apparently is the only type of oil that isn't damaged by heat. So, if you want to prepare fried foods but are reluctant to do so for health reasons, it might be worth giving coconut oil a try.
     
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