Okay you guys, I had the pleasure of cooking with a cast iron skillet this weekend. I’m OBSESSED. It performed way better than any other pan I have ever used. The way it retains heat and flavor. Again, I am obsessed.
So it all started Sunday afternoon, I was over at my friends house when we started talking about food (I mean, what else do I talk about?). I started telling them about my new Shrimp & Grits recipe that I was going to test later on in the week and long story short, I ended up making them that day. I was extremely pleased with the recipe, and from what I am told, they were as well. But the best part was that they owned a cast iron skillet. We used the cast iron skillet to cook the bacon and the shrimp, and it was just fantastic.
I mean come on, look at this shrimp.
So now I am on a mission to have my very own cast iron skillet. Now the question becomes, do I purchase a new one and mold it to the way I cook with all the spices and fats and flavor?? Or do I look for an antique one??
Thoughts, ideas or general comments on cast iron skillets welcome!!