The Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook
Recipes for the Best Pan in Your Kitchen
Publication Date: October 5, 2004
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Learn how to season cast iron, clean cast iron, and cook 90 tantalizing recipes in your cast iron skillet. This cookbook aims to show modern cooks how this inexpensive cast iron tool is the best pan in their kitchen. Fusing new and traditional recipes and gathering farm-fresh produce and ingredients, the authors show cooks how to make delicious food in this versatile skillet. Recipes include: Succulent Seared Pork Chops with Plum-Mustard-Cornichon Sauce; Dutch Baby (puffed pancake with lemon and powdered sugar); Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Radicchio; and Warm Pear Upside Down Cake.
Sharon Kramis, a protege of James Beard and restaurant consultant for 30 years, is the coauthor of Northwest Bounty. Her daughter, Julie Kramis Hearne, is the owner of a Seattle-based chain of panini shops. Both live in Seattle.
"Solid, plain, steady, trustworthy—this might be the tool to reunite the two Americas! The authors, who live in Seattle, have an instinctive sense of all-American cooking as shown by their recipes for open-face sloppy Joes, chicken with herbed dumplings and cornbread. But there are interesting variants too, like fennel-ricotta skillet bread and brown-sugar coffee cake."
The New York Times Book Review
"…a distinctive blend of traditional and modern insights…this book makes a good compliment to the purchase of your first cast iron skillet."
Cooking with Paula Deen
"Just like one of those pans that gets handed down from generation to generation, this new collection of recipes bears the well-seasoned finish of a good frying pan."
The Seattle Times, Pacific Northwest magazine
"Owners of cast iron skillets will find this packs in a fine set of recipes created by the mother/daughter authors Sharon Kramis and Julie Kramis Hearne, blending old and ndw styles and flavors in nearly a hundred appealing dishes. Color photos pepper ideas on using the cast iron skillet to bake and cook and are accompanied by tips on care of the skillet."
The Midwest Book Review
"Kramis and Hearne helpfully preface their recipes with a cast iron maintenance defriefing. you'll really start to warm to cast iron when you picture a puffed Dutch baby, a golden Dungeness crab quesadilla, hearty beef stew, or tender baked halibut…So dig out that cast iron cookware from the back of the cupboard—you'll find out it's more than a relic of the woodstove era.
Northwest Palate magazine