cast iron cooking

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  1. daveoneshot

    daveoneshot Been here awhile

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    Ok, Dump Cake..........how does one make this ?
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  2. pigjockey

    pigjockey Hognuts the T-bagger

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  3. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer Super Supporter

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    That's what I told her, anyway.
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  4. DirtyOldMan

    DirtyOldMan Long timer

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    In the bottom of the Dutch oven dump,
    I can peaches, I can peach pie filling, 1 can fruit cocktail. Next layer a box of yellow cake mix, next layer brown sugar and cinnamon. Then cut up a stick of butter into chunks and scatter on top. 8 coals underneath, 12 coals on top of the lid. Give it 45 minutes turning the lid and then the whole pot occasionally. I use a tin oil change pan to cook it in.
  5. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious Supporter

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    I noticed that the area where I crack eggs is beautifully seasoned on the outside. Has anybody tried a protein-based seasoning? The rest of the pan is a little rough, so I may just strip it and start over.
  6. DirtyOldMan

    DirtyOldMan Long timer

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    Making a big pot of chili to freeze and take on next weeks Colorado trip. Beans will be added when we reheat it. Sorry Texas.

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  7. DirtyOldMan

    DirtyOldMan Long timer

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    How about some cornbread advice?
    I’ll be making my regular recipe but,
    At 9000’, without cast iron (tinfoil pans) and in a stove with an somewhat unreliable temp setting.

    What tips can y’all offer up?
    Thanks
  8. pigjockey

    pigjockey Hognuts the T-bagger

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    Careful with the heat. Foil will scorch the cornbread if it gets too hot.
  9. 1greenmachine

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    It's around 90* here with brutal humidity but I'd eat that up in a heartbeat.
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  10. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I cannot abide.

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    Thinking of adding some of the carbon steel pans (red-headed stepchild to cast iron) to the arsenal. Anybody using them and what's your take?
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  12. Sonny S.

    Sonny S. Long timer

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    I have 5 vintage ones, 6"- up. I have one that's a camp skillet and it's maybe 22". I use it on my Weber charcoal grill or on a fire basket I made for my drum smoker. Regular size ones Can be had very cheap at flea markets. $2-10. They heat super fast and are great for camping due to the weight savings and they require much less fuel / heat.
    Now they will warp easily and don't simmer quite as well. I season them the same as cast iron and can cook dippy eggs on em after 1-2 times. I say go for it!
    I know you're not looking for a huge one but gotta show off the camp skillet. :-) IMAG0156.jpg
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  13. bwalsh

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    Reading the reviews...

    "I wear this under my shirt directly over my chest because I'm pretty certain that one of these days my X-wife is going to stab me with a pair of kitchen shears, right in the chest. If chainmail worked for the Knights, it should probably work for me. She's not particularly strong.
    Also works well on cast iron pans. I've been afraid to use them on my stainless steel pots and pans as I don't want to scratch them...like my Ex wants to "scratch" me.
    For best results, do not wad this product in a ball and throw it at/towards someone's face as flying metal nets can cause serious bodily harm or injury.
    DO use it in your pots and pans to clean them..."

    :lol2
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  14. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I cannot abide.

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  15. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    I posted these photos about four/five months ago but they wouldn't show up in the post. I gave up in frustration, then forgot. Lets try this again.
    My Mother used to make Corn Bread in an old tin pan that was seasoned. It always turned out great!

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    Using this corn meal and recipe...

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    I still use it to this day. It's so easy to make!

    My sister gave me this square skillet about a year ago. I've used it for Corn Bread too.

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  16. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I cannot abide.

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    Bro, that's great - but can you post the pictures?
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  17. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I cannot abide.

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    lol. That is a cool square skillet.
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  18. 12bridn

    12bridn I need throttle therapy

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    cruel....but i laughed lol.
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  19. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    Are you pulling my leg or are they not showing up...again?
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  20. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    So he's screwing with me? :D

    Half the time when they weren't showing up, no one said a word.
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