Cast-iron is a workhorse in the kitchen. It can go easily from stovetop to oven, it retains heat well for frying, tabletop serving, and quick cooking, and it’s the best way to get the perfect sear on steak when your grill is out of commission (or it’s too cold to go outside and fire it up). If your pan hasn’t been used much lately, now’s the time to dig it out, check the seasoning, and get cooking, Here are 20 recipes to get you started:
Dutch baby with roasted plums
These puffy pancakes have many unusual names including bismarcks and Dutch Puffs. In every case, a simple batter poured into a hot pan creates instant, unforgettable magic. This sweet version is a perfect fast dessert or breakfast; or add sautéed mushrooms and bacon for a savoury meal. Get this Dutch baby with roasted plums recipe.
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