If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know that my trusty cast iron skillet is my number one kitchen tool. It pretty much stays on my stovetop all the time; my ‘go-to’ pan for cooking dinner and what not, the number one ‘star’ in my kitchen, after my trusty chef knife of course. But with a very hectic summer, juggling work/mom-life (yes, as all mom's know, the struggle is real), some things got neglected (unintentionally), my cast iron skillet being one of them.
But now I’m back. I cleaned up my rusty cast iron skillet and I’m back in the kitchen whipping up some new recipes that I look forward to sharing with you soon.
A cast iron skillet is a good quality and relatively inexpensive, heavy duty pan that will last you a lifetime. It can be used for pan-frying, sautéing, braising, searing, baking, broiling, roasting, and grilling. Cast iron gets screaming hot and maintains heat at high temperatures making it a great choice for food that needs high heat, like searing meat to create a nice char.
Generally, cast iron is easy to wash, simply rinse with hot water and a little soap if needed, and dry thoroughly. If you have stubborn bits of food stuck to the pan just fill it with a little water and bring to a boil then let it sit for 15-20 minutes and rinse again. NEVER drip dry cast iron since that may cause it to rust. Always dry with a towel or place in your oven on a low heat until dry.
If you find your cast iron starting to rust like mine, watch the video for a step by step instruction on how to clean it so it looks brand new.
Violla! You've got yourself an (almost) brand new skillet!
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