Why You Should Cook With Cast Iron

| 5/19/2016 10:36:00 AM

Tags: old fashioned, homesteading, cooking, cast iron, cookware, farming, recipes, Candi Johns,
Candi Johns

If you own, inherited, or happen to come across some cast iron cook ware — you may want to move it to your stovetop ASAP.

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My grandparents had quite a collection and I was the lucky grandchild who hit the jackpot.

Between the hand-me-downs and the miscellaneous pots gathered from the pawn shop, I have managed to assemble an impressive assortment of cast iron cookware. I have small skillets, large skillets, pans perfect for making cornbread, pans perfect for frying, dutch ovens and even a cast iron fish fryer complete with its own cast iron stand.

I love them all.

I first started using cast iron over a decade ago when one of my best friends had a scary episode and ended up in the emergency room with anemia. As part of her recovery her doctor recommended that she start cooking with cast iron cookware. This would provide more iron in her diet.

5/22/2016 9:49:39 AM

Candi, cast iron cookware rocks. I too started way back in 1979 by purchasing some cast iron cookware that I still have and use. It seems that through the years as folks became addicted to the non stick cookware, they were willing to just give away their grandma's cast iron stuff. I acquired so much of it that I had to stop asking for it. As you have stated, it is virtually indestructible and even can be brought back to productive use when mistreated. I'm not sure I have the good stuff but it's good enough for me. Not they have the enamel coated cast iron that's way out of my price range. What are you thoughts on that improvement? ***** Have a great cast iron cooking day.

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