How To Blacken Fish in a Cast Iron Skillet

Blackened Fish

The culinary technique of blackening was invented in the early 1980s by the famed cajun chef, Paul Prudhomme. He wanted to replicate the flavors of a charcoal grill in a commercial kitchen. A common misconception is that it is the spices that create the flavor. In fact, the secret to perfect blackening is butter. The … Read more

Tips For Frying Fish In a Cast Iron Skillet

Cast Iron Fish

Fried fish and a cast iron skillet are a match made in heaven. Cast iron provides the right heating properties, good heat retention, and a weighted skillet. You can use these skillets on the home stove top or over a campfire. Frying fish on a cast iron skillet is also pretty simple and the clean … Read more

What Size Cast Iron Skillet Should you Buy?

Cast iron skillet sizes

Cast iron skillets come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. The good news is, it’s easy choosing the perfect one for your needs with just a little information. These skillets are the most versatile pans in the kitchen and they last forever, so buying the correct one to fit your needs is easy. … Read more

What Are Cast Iron Cauldrons Used For?

Cast Iron Cauldron

A cauldron is a large metal kettle with a lid and a handle that is used to cook food over an open fire. The primary purpose of a cauldron is cooking. Stoves with chimneys did not come into existence until the 1700s. Prior to the 1700s, the cauldron was the primary cooking vessel. Though the … Read more

Can You Cook Eggs In a Cast Iron Skillet?

Egg on Cast Iron Skillet

There is a common misconception that eggs cannot be cooked in a cast iron skillet because the eggs will stick to the skillet during cooking. However, with a little bit of preparation and patience, perfect eggs can be prepared in a cast iron with no mess to scrape off at the end. The trick is … Read more

What Are Cast Iron Dutch Ovens Good for?

dutch oven

Dutch ovens are a form of kitchen cookware used in preparing different kinds of dishes. They can be used for multiple purposes such as a fast cooker, loaf pan, deep fryer, pasta pot, and stockpot. They are traditionally made of cast iron which gives them heat retention properties and durability. A traditional Dutch oven has … Read more

Can Cast Iron Be Used On Induction Cooktops?

induction cooktop

If you’ve recently purchased an induction cooktop stove, you might be wondering whether or not it is recommended or, more importantly, whether or not it is safe to use cast iron pots and pans on it. Nowadays, many people are opting for induction cooktops because they target your pots and pans directly using electromagnetic fields … Read more

Can You Put Cast Iron Stove Grates In The Dishwasher?

stove grates

It’s a known fact that you should not put any cast iron cookware in the dishwasher, but does it also hold true for cast iron stove grates? This is a question that we get all too often and for a good reason. Nobody enjoys handling or cleaning cast iron stove grates; that’s just a fact. … Read more

Can You Use A Cast Iron Pan On A Ceramic Cooktop?

induction cooktop

You finally got that brand new ceramic cooktop you always wanted, and now you need to know what types of pots and pans are safe to use while cooking on it. Generally speaking, you can use cast iron pans on ceramic cooktops. However, you need to be extra careful when doing so. Cast iron pans … Read more

Can You Use A Cast Iron Waffle Maker On An Electric Stove?

waffle maker

You’ve purchased or were given a really cool cast iron waffle maker, and now you are curious and thinking, can you use a cast iron waffle maker on an electric stove? We have good news for you, yes, you can absolutely use your electric stove for cooking up some yummy waffles. However, cast iron waffle … Read more