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Old 06-11-2011, 09:16 PM
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Default Sugguestions for micro cast iron skillet recipes?

I discovered in one of my junk drawers, 2 micro cast iron skillets. 1 inch larger then the bottom of a 2 quart jar...My bacon is larger then them...My steaks and chops are bigger then them....so my question is....what on earth can I cook in these super tiny pans....other then a grill cheese sandwich (wich is almost too big)
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I discovered in one of my junk drawers, 2 micro cast iron skillets. 1 inch larger then the bottom of a 2 quart jar...My bacon is larger then them...My steaks and chops are bigger then them....so my question is....what on earth can I cook in these super tiny pans....other then a grill cheese sandwich (wich is almost too big)
Keeping an item warm while you cook stage two; such as mushrooms and onions with garlic, for a nice porterhouse steak.

corn bread. individual portions of cornbread. So you can have jalapeno cornbread if the missus doesn't like jalapenos.

Fried eggs.

one burger patty if it is just you.
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I use very small skillets for things like onions, that I might want to saute separately from the main dish.
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What are the markings on your tiny skillets? Especially if they are old ones, as a few of them have high dollar collector value. If memory serves, the #2 Griswold is one of them. I'd need to double check to make sure it's the #2 that's really rare.

Ditto on using them for individual servings of cornbread, frying an egg, onions, etc.

How about individual pineapple upside down cakes?
How about individual meatloaf and baked apples or stuffed peppers?

Put a weight in it and use it as a meat press when grilling a steak.

Melt butter in it when recipes call for melted butter.

Put excess hot drippings in it until they cool and you have time to dispose of them.

Use it as a big spoon rest when canning, making pasta sauce and other things that can be messy. (Make sure you keep it well seasoned, if used for this purpose.)

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skookie mini skillet, size 8 and 14.

The set's only worth about 20 dollars or so. Figure, fajitas, cookies, pizzas maybe...but beyond them I really have had trouble figuring out what to use such a tiny thing for.
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Skookie?

They're made for making skillet cookies and pizzas.


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They're made for making skillet cookies and pizzas.


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yeah I found their website...I just found them in my junk draw and went...these are way too small for normal cooking...there must be used for something for them thought they wouldn't make them unless they served a purpose.

I couldn't think of anything, but yall helped me solve the mystery, thanks yall.
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Default recipe in Jan/Feb

I think there are a few recipes in the Jan/Feb issue of BWH.

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Dont some people use them for Ash Trays, ugh disgusting by the way... I have a Griswold #3 I could never afford a #2 Griswold pan, I use the #3 and #4 and #5 for small pizzas, anything in small portions to reheat in the oven, u can bake potatoes in them, the handle makes easier to get out of the oven.

you can also make muffins in them, or cakes, and all sorts of odd things, just dont use cast iron to beat anything with, ok your spouse maybe but no tenderizing lol..

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Default Rustic Cast Iron Skillet Pie

I don't know about these skillets and the info you found may already have solved any issue, but I think they would be great for making single serving pies for you and one more if you were fancying up a dinner.

You could adjust your favorite apple or fruit pie recipe with perhaps a little extra thickener and cook that in the skillets on the stove top. Then put your crust over the top with the edges inside the pan lip so that it make a little ledge to hold in the extras. Bake it until the crust is golden brown, cut around the inside edge and turn it upside down onto a plate. Would be perfect!

This probably makes it clear how many dirty dishes dot my kitchen after cooking for a group. I do like individual servings. lol
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I make individual corn bread portions in my mini cast iron skillets. Turns out
great because it makes such a golden crust - yum!
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The smaller portions would require less time and energy to cook. That would lead to less heat in the house and less expense.
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Dont some people use them for Ash Trays, ugh disgusting by the way...
There are castiron skillets designed to be used as ashtrays. Some with built in cigarette holders. I have a couple of advertising skillets and found a Griswold version that also has a slot to keep a book of matches.

While I smoke, I'd never use one of these skillets for that purpose. They're becoming highly collectable. To the point there are cheap China fakes on the market now. Recently had to tell a friend that her Griswold "find" was a fake. Easy to tell the difference when you see them side by side.

Fake - make to deceive, as with these castiron imports.

Reproduction - just that -- a reproduction, usually identified as such, with no intent to deceive. These can be used to deceive if the original labeling isn't permanent. It's a shame that all reproduction manufacturer's don't permanently mark their wares.

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