Things don’t have to be “techy” to appear on LazyAutomation… Lately, I have been converting over to cast iron pans for cooking on the stovetop. They are easy to maintain, extremely cheap (a 12″ cast iron frying pan will run you about $20) and will last FOREVER.
My interest in cast iron began with a blog post over at Art of Manliness (guys, if you haven’t found this site, you should check it out, and girls – if you have a man in your life, you can get some great gift ideas for him there).
You can read the article >here<
In order to cook with cast iron, it needs to be seasoned with some melted vegetable shortening and baked in the oven for at least one hour. Afterwards, NEVER use soap to clean it. Purchase a scrub brush from Lodge and only use that to clean it. If you have some grit that doesn’t want to come off, sprinkle some coarse salt in the pan and then use the brush. Washing the pan with soap will ruin the slick, seasoned coat that is the key to great cooking with cast iron.
What’s great about this is that if you find a cast iron skillet in the back of grandma’s closet that she isn’t using anymore, you can easily re-season it and it will be just as good as new.
It’s simple, it’s lazy (once seasoned) and it works – check it out.
What about you? Are you a believer in cast iron?