Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook: Recipes for the Best Pan in Your Kitchen

Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook: Recipes for the Best Pan in Your Kitchen

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by Sharon Kramis, Julie Kramis Hearne, Julie Kramis Hearne
     
 

Learn how to season cast iron, clean cast iron, and cook 90 tantalizing recipes in your cast iron skillet. This cookbook aims to show modern cooks how this inexpensive cast iron tool is the best pan in their kitchen. Fusing new and traditional recipes and gathering farm-fresh produce and ingredients, the authors show cooks how to make delicious food in this

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Learn how to season cast iron, clean cast iron, and cook 90 tantalizing recipes in your cast iron skillet. This cookbook aims to show modern cooks how this inexpensive cast iron tool is the best pan in their kitchen. Fusing new and traditional recipes and gathering farm-fresh produce and ingredients, the authors show cooks how to make delicious food in this versatile skillet. Recipes include: Succulent Seared Pork Chops with Plum-Mustard-Cornichon Sauce; Dutch Baby (puffed pancake with lemon and powdered sugar); Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Radicchio; and Warm Pear Upside Down Cake.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Solid, plain, steady, trustworthy—this might be the tool to reunite the two Americas! The authors, who live in Seattle, have an instinctive sense of all-American cooking as shown by their recipes for open-face sloppy Joes, chicken with herbed dumplings and cornbread. But there are interesting variants too, like fennel-ricotta skillet bread and brown-sugar coffee cake."
The New York Times Book Review

"…a distinctive blend of traditional and modern insights…this book makes a good compliment to the purchase of your first cast iron skillet."
Cooking with Paula Deen

"Just like one of those pans that gets handed down from generation to generation, this new collection of recipes bears the well-seasoned finish of a good frying pan."
The Seattle Times, Pacific Northwest magazine

"Owners of cast iron skillets will find this packs in a fine set of recipes created by the mother/daughter authors Sharon Kramis and Julie Kramis Hearne, blending old and ndw styles and flavors in nearly a hundred appealing dishes. Color photos pepper ideas on using the cast iron skillet to bake and cook and are accompanied by tips on care of the skillet."
The Midwest Book Review

"Kramis and Hearne helpfully preface their recipes with a cast iron maintenance defriefing. you'll really start to warm to cast iron when you picture a puffed Dutch baby, a golden Dungeness crab quesadilla, hearty beef stew, or tender baked halibut…So dig out that cast iron cookware from the back of the cupboard—you'll find out it's more than a relic of the woodstove era.
Northwest Palate magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570614255
Publisher:
Sasquatch Books
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.26(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.52(d)

Meet the Author

Sharon Kramis, a protege of James Beard and restaurant consultant for 30 years, is the coauthor of Northwest Bounty. Her daughter, Julie Kramis Hearne, is the owner of a Seattle-based chain of panini shops. Both live in Seattle.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased one of these cookbooks for each of our children for Christmas and bought one for myself as well. The recipes require basic ingredients found in my kitchen and I love that they are all from scratch! This is healthy, simple, yet delicious eating. I also enjoyed the history and information about cast iron cooking and have passed this title on to friends and family. I chose this cast iron cookbook over others because the recipes are basic for everyday eating and not just for special occasions. Although I must admit that everything I have cooked so far I would not hesitate to serve for company! This makes a wonderful gift along with a cast iron skillet and Duncan pot grips. One grip is needed for the long handle and one for the smaller assistance handle.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is easy to read, well laid out with everything you need and light enough to travel. The very best recipe is the Warm pear ginger cornmeal upsidedown cake. Truly hits all the senses for perfection!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My husband and I got this cookbook along with our cast-iron skillet, and we've been enjoying it immensely. Some of the recipes are simple, and some are more complex, but they're all laid out clearly and explained in detail--and every one we've tried has been delicious. I recommend the chicken with peppers and kalamata olives, and my husband loves any and all of the pork recipes. The list of suppliers for some of the rarer ingredients, with websites and addresses, is a great bonus. If you want to learn to really cook with your cast-iron, this book is the place to start.
NMmountaincooker More than 1 year ago
We have tried some of the breakfast recipes so far and they were great! They called for common items, the steps are easy to follow, and the results are wonderful. We will definately make more items and will be a standard cookbook to turn to when wanting to use the cast iron skillet.
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