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Forum: General Cast Iron 07-19-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,681
Posted By SRFrancis
Healthy Diet

A celebrity doc on the Today show gave his 5 easy ways to improve one's diet. Eat more protein at breakfast, fresh fruit, nuts, etc. etc. #5 suggestion was cook in cast iron to add more iron in...
Forum: General Cast Iron 06-21-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,689
Posted By SRFrancis
Re: Calphalon

Thank you.
Forum: General Cast Iron 06-20-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,689
Posted By SRFrancis
Calphalon

A neighbor brought over 10" skillet to show me. He found it in the trash. On the bottom is had "Cast by Calphalon". Who makes them for Calphalon?
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 06-11-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,118
Posted By SRFrancis
Re: America Test Kitchen...Cast Iron Cooking....

Check out America Test Kitchen's "Cook it in Cast Iron". Great cookbook.
Forum: Recipe File 06-01-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,984
Posted By SRFrancis
Smoked Baked Beans

-2 lb great northern beans soaked overnite, drain and rinse
-In an 8 qt DO fry 8 strips chopped thick cut bacon until almost brown
-throw in 1 lg or 2 medium course chopped yellow onion to soften...
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 05-25-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,502
Posted By SRFrancis
Re: Attempt at Swedish Pancakes....

I had buttermilk pancakes today. No kids to blow thru them at home anymore, so, I cook and freeze leftovers. Thanks for reminding me they were in the freezer.
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 05-22-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,502
Posted By SRFrancis
Re: Attempt at Swedish Pancakes....

It will be difficult to get them to be thin using buttermilk. Notice the recipe calls for skim milk, buttermilk is a rising agent in pancake recipes to make them fluffy. My wife is Swedish, she...
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 05-17-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,034
Posted By SRFrancis
Re: Skillet Corn Bread

http://imgur.com/a/9mMQr
Leftovers for breakfast: cornbread, vidalia onion preserves, red beans and rice, sunny side up, black pepper and tabasco.

Great photos! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 05-16-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,034
Posted By SRFrancis
Skillet Corn Bread

Last night was a red beans and rice Monday dinner, CI skillet cornbread made with lard. Beautifully paired with a west coast IPA, or two.
No pics, we were too hungry.
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 05-16-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,129
Posted By SRFrancis
Re: Grill Cheese Help !

The true beauty of a simple dish like grilled cheese is it's versatility. Try grating parmesan cheese on the surface immediately after turning and when the second side is browned flip it to sear the...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 05-16-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,935
Posted By SRFrancis
Re: Initial Seasoning Gives My Wife a Headache.

I use flax oil, so, all seasoning is done on the weber outside. Hang an oven thermometer on the warming rack to learn what settings the burners should be on to get the temp you want. ALWAYS check...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 05-16-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,749
Posted By SRFrancis
Re: Seasoning Question/problem

I'm with Kevin on this as I have a smooth as silk Wagner skillet and DO. I seasoned both with 6 very thin coats of flax oil in my outdoor grill, wife would not let me do it in the house after the...
Forum: General Cast Iron 05-16-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,345
Posted By SRFrancis
Re: Lodge Skillet Cover

Haven't tried to find when these were made by Lodge, but, I just bought one for $14 to use as a lid for my camp kitchen Wagner 1268 DO. It doesn't fit perfectly, but, well enough to function. I'm...
Forum: General Cast Iron 04-26-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,761
Posted By SRFrancis
Forum: General Cast Iron 04-26-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,761
Posted By SRFrancis
Re: Wagner at the Swap Meet

I noticed when cleaning the #8 Wagner Ware skillet that it felt lighter than the #8 I use daily that does not have the WW logo, just 10 1/2 INCH SKILLET-MADE IN USA on the bottom. Learned it is 8 oz...
Forum: General Cast Iron 04-25-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,761
Posted By SRFrancis
Re: Wagner at the Swap Meet

http://imgur.com/a/pt3an

They cleaned up well. Some pitting in the skillet but 6 thin seasoning coats let me cook some eggs in it this morning as a test. Daughter is stoked to get it and we are...
Forum: General Cast Iron 04-20-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,939
Posted By SRFrancis
Re: H.B. Brown H.W. CO

Nice! I have my paternal grandfather's spider with a lid. It was his camp stove. He started a fire, let it burn down and placed the skillet in the firepit with 6" leg extensions, just 3/4" pieces...
Forum: General Cast Iron 04-19-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,761
Posted By SRFrancis
Re: Wagner at the Swap Meet

Thanks Sharon. I start the cleaning process today and will post pics when finished. Do you have a CI lid for yours? The lids I found that appear to fit on ebay are $40 and up +shipping.
Forum: General Cast Iron 04-18-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,761
Posted By SRFrancis
Re: Wagner at the Swap Meet

No made in USA visible. The skillet has some carbon build up on the bottom, but, I am pretty sure nothing there but the logo. I'm a total novice at this. They were laying on a blanket and I could...
Forum: General Cast Iron 04-17-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,761
Posted By SRFrancis
Wagner at the Swap Meet

Impulsive stop at the Rodium Swap Meet this morning. Only found 2 pieces of CI after walking the whole swap meet, a Wagner 10" and a Wagner 1268d. Not cleaned up yet, but, they seem to be in good...
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 03-20-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,549
Posted By SRFrancis
Re: Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

That looks delicious Donna! Great idea. Sharon, if you can't find fresh Anaheim peppers use canned green peppers and any fresh mushroom will work in this great side dish. You can even spoon it over...
Forum: General Cast Iron 03-20-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,939
Posted By SRFrancis
Re: Paper Towels for Cleaning

I've cooked with cast iron all my life, but, did not realize I could make it non stick until joining this forum to learn how to properly clean and season the 3 pieces I have. After cleaning and...
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 03-17-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,898
Posted By SRFrancis
What's for Breakfast?

http://imgur.com/a/c8h3I

Woke up craving this. Discussion on another thread put it in my head. Now it's in my tummy.
Thank you RobHerrington!
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 03-16-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,208
Posted By SRFrancis
Re: Pan-fried Potatoes

Pan fried potatoes, or home fries, always one of our family's campsite breakfast favorites.
I bake the potatoes the nite before in campfire, foil wrapped, then throw them into the ice chest before...
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 03-15-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,685
Posted By SRFrancis
Re: My Texas Chili

Nice chili! Smoked brisket and pork rib tips chopped up are my go to meats when making chili. Major props for using dried chili instead of store bought powder. thanks for sharing.
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