Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Grandma’s Cast Iron Skillet
I could cook everything from “johnny cake” and biscuits to fried chicken in there! Not a day went by that I didn’t use it. In the morning it would get used for cooking fried eggs, beautiful sunny side up ones with just a smattering film over the top from splashing hot grease from the pan over them. At lunch time I would use it to make bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches or grilled cheese sandwiches. For dinner either a big skillet of fried chicken or a skillet filled with meat balls and sauce for spaghetti. I could put it on top of the stove or in the oven and know that everything would be cooked to perfection.
It is time to invest in another cast iron skillet. I don’t want a new one, I want one that is old and crusted on the outside, that shows it was used and enjoyed over the years. There is nothing better than one that is well seasoned .
I am off to the second hand store to see if I can find someone else’s grandma’s skillet!