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post #1 of 70 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Cast iron skillet cooking at camp

All right guys and gals. As some of you may know I enjoy cooking over a fire wether it be grilling,smoking or just foil over coals I love it but the cast iron skillet I just never have been able to figure out

Basically I can cook in it no problem though recipes or favorite meals are welcome it's more in the maintence aspect I have a problem.

Let's do a scenerio.

Breakfast I start with a cast iron skillet ready to go. Make hash browns bacon and eggs. And for Lunch we are gonna do fresh caught fish and maybe some taters. Then diner we aren't gonna use it again till the next day for breakfast and a similar lunch. Then we won't use it again for say 3 weeks.

This is in a remote camp. How do you do this??

Hope that all makes sense.

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Re: Cast iron skillet cooking at camp

I should probobly add all cooking would be on a open fire or a Coleman type stove or I have a burner off a old grill I am gonna rig up.

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Re: Cast iron skillet cooking at camp

Tater, are you washing the skillet after each use?
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Good cast iron is "seasoned" and never washed like a regular skillet. Best non stick surface there is.

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Re: Cast iron skillet cooking at camp

I washed them before that's a no no from what I gather.

I guess ya just wipe it out with a paper towel then it just sits till next time. That seems kinda well nasty

I really am just wondering about the maint to do a cooking scenario like I posted.

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Re: Cast iron skillet cooking at camp

I also should add I don't use them cause I haven't figured them out but want to. That's why I am asking.

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Re: Cast iron skillet cooking at camp

<span style="font-weight: bold"> Here ya go, Tater </span>

http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/c...8519/index.html
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Re: Cast iron skillet cooking at camp

Use Fatback or Salt Flitch to season also!
If you can find anyone OLD enough to know what they are !! LOL!!
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Re: Cast iron skillet cooking at camp

So let's say after breakfast we wipe the skillet.
It's still kinda nasty.
Then I
Can clean with mild dish soap and water
Now it's clean
I should coat with oil and even put some heat to it then it should be ready for the next meal.

Is that the way it should be done

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Re: Cast iron skillet cooking at camp

First off season with lard. If you burn something and it sticks to the pan I clean it by putting water in pan, bringing it to a boil then using a metal spatial loosen the burn on. Empty water, dry with a paper towel and set it back on the cook stove to finish drying. I then coat it with lard to re season some if needed.
If your not going to use it for a while, just coat it with lard and store.
Back in my hog butchering days we would coat the inside of the kettles with lard to prevent rust from one year to the next, then store in the shed or smoke house. Next year at butchering time wipe out the old lard, fill with water, bring to a boil, use water to scald hogs. Kettles would then be good and clean for that years scrapple, liver worse, pon haus and lard.
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