This post is a bit embarrassing for me to write. . Even though I haven’t lived there for 5 years, I am still a southern gal at heart. If you heard me speak, there would be no mistake. Believe me – people know! Most of you know cooking is relatively a new concept for me. Out of all the pans, dishes, gadgets, spoons, etc. in my kitchen, one thing has been missing.
This baby came home with me yesterday. Now, after G and I were first married, I had one. One that I didn’t know how to clean or store properly. Eventually, it got all rusty and yucky. Needless to say, I no longer have it. There are many types of cast iron cookware, but I think this skillet is the most versatile. Here are a few do’s and don’ts regarding cast iron.
Soak in water – It will rust.
Put in the dishwasher – Again, it will rust.
Boil water in the skillet/cookware – You guessed correctly, it will rust.
To remove burned-on food, scrub with coarse salt, and/or a nonmetal brush.
Every now and then, you can clean with mild dish soap.
Make sure to dry the skillet completely!
To prevent rust, dry the skillet and lightly coat the cooking surface with cooking oil.
Use a good pot holder or thick towel when touching the skillet. It gets very hot!
As you have read, I am not an expert on cast iron skillets. Just passing a few tips forward to you.
**Even though I love watching him cook, Emeril has no idea I bought this skillet. There are many companies out there that produce cast iron cookware. I am sure they all produce equally good food.***
Have a great weekend!