Why Cast Iron Is My Best Friend | Midnight Sun Homestead
I love cooking with cast iron. It took me a while to figure it out, so don't get discouraged if you find yourself using it and it takes you a while to get the knack of it. Once you do, you'll love it too. Here are just a few reasons why cooking with cast iron on the homestead is so great. They really aren't that expensive. Look at the long-term investment; when you purchase cast iron, you will never have to purchase another pan again! Unlike artisanal and handcrafted cookware, it won't lose its non-stick properties, won't fade and won't crack over time (unless it's shocked with cold). Even a cast iron that's left to the elements can be saved with a good scrubbing. Iron, it's in the name! Cooking with cast iron can boost your iron intake. The iron leaches into your food as you're cooking, but it doesn't change the taste! A properly seasoned cast iron skillet is naturally non-stick. They aren't coated with synthetic materials like other non-stick cookware. This means you