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Iron skillet #4655817
02/04/18 11:43 AM
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Over my father in laws the other day around noon and he says he is making some homemade hamburgers for lunch. I was like ok sounds good then he whips out an old iron skillet! And I was like O boy this can't be good! .. I was wrong! Best tasting burgers I have ever had I had two of them! The old Iron skillet made them taste fantastic they had a unique flavor. Anyone here use one?

Re: Iron skillet [Re: Camprunner] #4655828
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The iron gets seasoned and adds to the flavor. Unfortunately cooking them like that makes the cholesterol higher than a BBQ where the grease can fall out.


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Re: Iron skillet [Re: Camprunner] #4655836
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Lodge makes good cast iron cookware right here in the USA. I have a Lodge cast iron griddle that fits on my gas grill. I cook scrapple and hamburgers outside when the weather is nice. The best cast iron is old stuff made by Wagner and Griswold. There is tons of info on the net about how to season and care for cast iron.

I also have a Lodge dutch oven and have used it to cook " to die for" chicken using only cheap charcoal briquettes.

Cast iron is heavy, Lodge also makes a lighter steel pan. Never used these.

Re: Iron skillet [Re: Camprunner] #4655840
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I use iron skillets a lot, I think we have a case of 'confirmation bias' here, or a low expectation
that's exceeded! There's lots of little cooking tricks that can make make the burger better.

For me, adding mesquite wood chips to a BBQ grill adds a lot - an of course the quality of the meat!

That said, if you enjoyed it, then be happy!

Re: Iron skillet [Re: Camprunner] #4655853
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Originally Posted By: camprunner
Anyone here use one?

No but my ex wife used one on me and it hurt like crazy.


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Re: Iron skillet [Re: Camprunner] #4655864
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Yup, hamburgers on cast iron are great. Melt some cheese and put an egg and fried onions on top. Perfect.

Re: Iron skillet [Re: Trav] #4655865
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I'm a big fan of old cast iron, use a #9 Griswold all the time, and have a #10 Wagner for making from-scratch pizza.

I prefer old Lodge to new. If you keep your eyes open and frequent resale shops, you can sometimes pick up a #8 Lodge from the 1940s for $10 - $20.

Re: Iron skillet [Re: Camprunner] #4655873
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I can remember my mother frying hamburgers in an iron skillet when I was a kid. Delicious!


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Re: Iron skillet [Re: Chris142] #4655890
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Originally Posted By: Chris142
The iron gets seasoned and adds to the flavor. Unfortunately cooking them like that makes the cholesterol higher than a BBQ where the grease can fall out.
BBQ adds cancerous carbon ! You can't win.


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Re: Iron skillet [Re: Camprunner] #4655907
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My mom is 89 years old and daily uses the same cast iron frying pan that she got as a wedding gift back in 1952.

Re: Iron skillet [Re: Camprunner] #4655909
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Cast iron skillet cooking makes for the best burgers and steaks I've ever cooked. I don't even own a grill anymore.

Re: Iron skillet [Re: Camprunner] #4655963
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I've tried to go with cast iron but I could never get the seasoning process right.

Re: Iron skillet [Re: Camprunner] #4655981
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I grew up with my Mother cooking on cast iron. My Wife does too. She has an old 14" Cast Iron pan that She inherited from her Father. Burgers are just one of the many things we fry up in it. She also has a smaller one just for eggs and about 5 more in the cabinet.


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Re: Iron skillet [Re: Camprunner] #4655991
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Curious how you guys are cleaning and storing your cast iron pans?


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Re: Iron skillet [Re: Camprunner] #4656003
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You can find them at your local Cracker Barrel store.


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