Southern cooks love their cast iron cookware and rightly so. I'm sure you'll agree, if you have ever tasted fried chicken cooked in a cast iron skillet, you know what I mean. What makes cast iron so appealing is its ability to retain and evenly distribute heat throughout the entire cooking process. This results in thorough and uniform cooking for you. Only well done, no pink meat.
I use my cast iron skillet to fry my favorite meats like chicken, steaks, pork chops, bacon, breakfast hams on the stove top. I even you this skillet to fry eggs, hash browns, onions, and other vegetables. The cast iron skillet so versitle that I even use it as a baking dish for the oven. In the oven I have backed corn breads, pot pies, and cobblers with my cast iron skillet.
A properly cared for set of castiron cookware can be passed along for many generations. I hope you were fortunate enough to get a set of cast iron skillets pass down to you. If not, it's never to late to purchase your own and start cooking.
Cooking with cast iron is great, but there are still several other cooking materials you should consider including:
Okay now you know there's more to cooking than just using cast iron.
So what are the benefits of the other cooking materials?