What you cook in 6" cast iron?

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  1. afan

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    I bought recently in the local Goodwill store a Lodge 6.5" cast iron pan. So, I wonder what do you cook in so small CI pan, what you use for? Or any suggestion...

    Thanks,
    Afan
     
  2. brianshaw

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    Two eggs.
     
  3. phatch

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    Anything that fits
     
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    A boat paddle?
     
  5. peachcreek

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    They work well as a cornbread pan.
     
  6. brianshaw

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    For two people.
     
  7. maryb

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    Eggs, a 1/2 pound burger fits well... good sized pan for 1 person cooking!
     
  8. jimyra

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    roux for gravy.
     
  9. teamfat

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    Scallops. I use mine for fried eggs .

    mjb.
     
  10. Transglutaminase

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    Depending on the true inside diameter..might make for the perfect single comal.. for tortillas
     
  11. butzy

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    sauces....
    But shouldn't you be figuring out what you are going to use it for before you buy it?
     
  12. sgmchef

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    If well seasoned, and you get the temp right, great for crepes.
     
  13. afan

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    Thanks for the responses, I really appreciate it.

    Interestigly, when I was searching the internet for the answer, 3/4 of the responses were eggs. It must be right. :D

    Learned that from my physics class. I was hoping for something more useful, and exact... :D

    Very good one...

    Good one too...

    You're right. And I usually do. But when you find one in really good condition for $3.50 - it bends the rule. :D

    While waiting on your responses, I continued searching and found that it's really good (for me) in two things: 1. Even if I don't make something in it, I can serve the food in it because it will hold the temperature for a while; 2. it will limit the quantity of my meal to something really healthy (because I eat until I see the bottom of the plate :D)

    Thanks again.
     
  14. brianshaw

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    I wouldn’t have resisted either!
     
  15. Patch

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    There was a restaurant I used to frequent that once upon a time had a wonderful apple dessert they served in a small cast iron skillet. I forget what they called it (or many of the specifics) but it had some kind of pastry, seasoned, cooked apples, all covered with a gooey caramel sauce, served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. I imagine they dropped it from the menu because it required a special container and looked to be rather labor intensive. I'd have to think the skillets would be a bear to get clean too.
     
  16. dueh

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    The restaurant I am at currently uses a small cast iron, roughly 4", for a cast iron cookie on our dessert menu. Cooks in about 5 minutes, topped with a malted milk ice cream out of the oven, and sent off.

    So...a 6 inch cookie would be 50% better.
     
  17. afan

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    This is good idea! I really like it!

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