Get to Know the Lodge Cast Iron Skillet
This classic cookware piece is practically indestructible and surprisingly versatile!
The first Lodge foundry opened in Tennessee in 1896, making it the oldest maker of traditional cast iron cookware. Not only does Lodge pride itself on its quality, their skillets and other products are amazingly affordable. Some benefits of cast iron are that it’s easy to care for, maintains heat while cooking and improves with age. Read on for delicious dishes you can easily make in this must-have cookware!
Be a Pizza Chef
Cast iron loves the oven, and pizza turns out great baked in a preheated skillet. Depending on the recipe and size of your pan, you can make either a deep dish or thin crust—which will turn out perfectly crispy and chewy—in less than 30 minutes. Add your favorite cheeses and toppings and you’ve got a quick, delicious dinner that’s better than anything delivered.
Make a Steak
Cast iron’s heat retention is ideal for cooking steak and giving it a perfect sear. You can preheat your Lodge skillet in the oven for perfect heat distribution and then cook your steak on the stove, or even finish off your sear in the oven. Whichever recipe you try, you should come out with a perfectly cooked steak in just a few minutes.
Save room, there’s dessert! A ton of cast iron skillet dessert recipes are out there, and there’s no wonder why: Pie, cake, bread and cobbler crusts don’t stick to the pan and the results are crisp, golden and beautiful— just like this strawberry galette.