Southern Cast Iron5 min cititeCooking, Food & Wine
Summer’s Boldest Barbecue
Makes 4 servings (photo on page 22) Jazz up a dinnertime staple with these bright citrus- and spice-infused quick-cooking breasts. 1 bunch green onions, trimmed and divided4 boneless skinless chicken breasts1½ cups pineapple juice3 tablespoons grated
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Southern Cast Iron
EDITOR Nancy Meeks MANAGING EDITOR Morgan Crawford Scott ASSOCIATE EDITOR Georgia Clarke SENIOR COPY EDITOR Rhonda Lee Lother COPY EDITOR Adrienne Davis EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Daniel Dubuisson CREATIVE DIRECTOR/PHOTOGRAPHY Mac Jamieson SENIOR PHOTOGRAPH
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Tastes & Tools
Did you know Southern Cast Iron has an online store? Head to our website and click the Shop tab to discover cookware and accessories for you or the seasoned cast iron collector in your life. From assorted skillets, Dutch ovens, and bakeware to cleani
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My Oh My! Tomato Pie
Makes about 4½ cups (photo on page 40) Everyone needs a go-to party snack recipe in their back pocket, and this super-simple, ooey-gooey, cheesy baked dip is to die for. 1½ (8-ounce) packages mozzarella cheese, shredded1 (8-ounce) package cream chees
Southern Cast Iron5 min cititeCooking, Food & Wine
Summer Veggie Supper
Makes 14 Corn sticks are always welcome at the table, but they’re even more delicious slathered with savory herb butter. 1 cup plain yellow cornmeal½ cup all-purpose flour1½ teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon kosher salt½ cup plus 2 tablespoons minced
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Cast Iron Care
Be sure to clean your pans as soon as they’re cool enough to handle. Scrub gently with a stiff-bristle brush or a non-scratch scouring pad. Water leads to rust, so avoid submerging your cast-iron cookware. As to whether to use soap—that’s up to you.
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Satisfaction Simplified
Makes 10 to 12 Whether you like to start your day on the savory side or prefer something a little sweet, this big batch of waffles can be tailored to suit whatever you’re craving. 3 cups all-purpose flour3 tablespoons sugar2 tablespoons baking powder
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Ask the Expert
Q: MY CAST-IRON COOKWARE IS COVERED IN RUST. IS IT A TOTAL LOSS? A: A little surface rust on a cast-iron skillet can often be remedied with steel wool and elbow grease. But for removing serious rust, the Southern Cast Iron Test Kitchen has adopted a
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Sugar Fix
Makes 8 to 10 servings Studded with chunks of chocolate and loaded with toasted, melty marshmallows, our cover star brings a nostalgic camping treat indoors and into your trusty skillet for the most decadent dessert. ½ cup unsalted butter, softened1⅓
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Fried to Perfection
Makes 6 to 8 servings Tangy, crunchy, and hot from the skillet, these tomatoes are a summertime essential. 5 medium green tomatoes, sliced ½ inch thick2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided1 cup all-purpose flour2 large eggs1 cup whole buttermilk1 teaspoon
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Standout Sides
Makes 6 to 8 servings Aromatic veggies, salty bacon, and sweet Dr Pepper make these baked beans anything but ordinary. ½ pound thick-cut bacon, chopped2 cups chopped yellow onion1 green bell pepper, chopped1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic1½ cups Dr P
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Perfectly Portioned Peppers
Makes 6 servings Filled with fresh herbs and savory beef and topped with melty cheese, this skillet supper is a cinch to prepare and satisfies even the biggest appetite. 6 assorted large bell peppers1½ pounds ground beef1 medium onion, chopped3 clove
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It’s High Time for Summer
It’s safe to say that last summer did not turn out the way many of us—myself included—had hoped. The COVID-19 pandemic brought about strict social distancing and quarantine protocols, but now that vaccines have become widely available, we’re all plan
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Who Made This?
UNCOVERING THE ORIGINS OF A CAST-IRON PAN CAN PROVE TO BE A CHALLENGE, BUT KNOWING WHERE TO LOOK CAN LEAD TO A PATH OF DISCOVERY The makers of today’s vintage cast iron were meticulously detailed craftsmen. They made glassy smooth interiors, handles
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Southern Seafood Stars
Makes about 4 quarts Native to North Carolina, this soul-warming fish stew can be adapted to use whatever your catch of the day is. It’s common to find eggs in this dish, added either in the shell to hard-cook in the stew or cracked into the stew to
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Recipes & Resources
Crab Cakes with Chipotle Aïoli 66 Oysters Rockefeller 65 Tomato Pie Dip 41 Chive Corn Sticks 69 Waffles Two Ways 95 Apricot and Nectarine Cobblers 51 Banana Bread Blondies 84 Cookies and Cream Brownies 84 Ganache-Topped Brownies 81 Peach-Cherry Crisp
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Fire and Iron
I was headed to cook on a ranch in the Palo Duro Canyon just south of Claude, Texas, for three weeks one spring. That meant cooking three hearty meals a day for the cowboys from my 1976 Studebaker chuck wagon. I went a day early so I could set up cam
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Benjamin “BJ” Dennis
What is Southern food to you? Which meals come to mind when you think of traditional food from this region? Maybe it’s crispy fried chicken or macaroni and cheese. Or is it a pot of gumbo or a pan of cornbread? To Benjamin “BJ” Dennis, born and raise
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Stone Fruit Stunners
Makes 6 to 8 servings Sweet peaches and tart cherries work in harmony in a bubbly baked treat complete with a crispy-crumbly oat streusel topping. ⅓ cup plus ¼ cup all-purpose flour, divided3 tablespoons quick-cooking oats (not instant)3 tablespoons
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Biscuits and Gravy
Makes 8 to 10 servings Yeasted sweet potato biscuits have just the right texture for soaking up a rich gravy of apple cider and caramelized onions. 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided6 cups thinly sliced red onions¾ teaspoon kosher salt, divided1½
Southern Cast Iron6 min cititeCooking, Food & Wine
Dutch Oven Buying Guide
A Dutch oven is one of the most worthwhile investments in the world of cooking equipment. What other tool can bake, fry, boil, and braise with such ease? Like its many talents, there are also many variations of the how the Dutch oven got its name. On
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Roasting and Braising
ROASTING—While roasting formerly signified cooking food over an open flame, today roasting indicates foods cooked by a dry, high heat, usually 400° or hotter. Other indicators of a roasting recipe are rubbing a fat on the outside of the food before c
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Mighty Mushrooms
Makes 1 (12-inch) tart This flavor-packed tart comes together with ease. Pair it with a winter greens salad, and brunch, lunch, or a light dinner is served. 4 slices bacon, chopped12 ounces assorted fresh mushrooms, sliced1 cup thinly sliced green on
Southern Cast Iron5 min cititeCooking, Food & Wine
Cozy Cookies and Bars
Makes about 20 We suggest making a double batch of these, because with buttery white chocolate chips, crunchy walnuts, and sweet dried fruit, they won’t be staying long in your cookie jar. ½ cup unsalted butter, softened1 cup firmly packed light brow
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Ask the Expert
Q: WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO RESEASON MY CAST-IRON COOKWARE? A: We recognize that there are just about as many seasoning methods as there are sizes of cast-iron skillets. But after many years of developing cast iron recipes and testing various seasoning
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Rich and Creamy Risotto
Makes 4 servings 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided½ cup diced onion2 teaspoons minced garlic1½ cups Carolina Gold rice1 cup dry white wine1 (32-ounce) carton chicken stock1½ teaspoons kosher salt⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese¼ cup half-and-half1 t
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Grandma’s Skillet Goes Global
My grandma was part of the reason why I started cooking professionally. Without her or her small collection of cast iron, my culinary life would be incomplete. Nearly every meal my grandma made began in her 10-inch cast-iron skillet. Gumbo, jambalaya
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Cast Iron Care
If you take the time to properly care for your cast-iron cookware, it will reward you and your family with generations of loyal service. Follow these tips to keep your heirlooms—whether seasoned or enameled iron—in tip-top shape. Be sure to clean you
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EDITOR Nancy Meeks MANAGING EDITOR Morgan Crawford Scott ASSOCIATE EDITOR Georgia Clarke SENIOR COPY EDITOR Rhonda Lee Lother COPY EDITOR Adrienne Davis EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Daniel Dubuisson CREATIVE DIRECTOR/PHOTOGRAPHY Mac Jamieson SENIOR PHOTOGRAPH
Southern Cast Iron1 min cititeRegional & Ethnic
Breakfast Any Time
Makes 6 servings We took inspiration from the traditional Spanish omelet, tortilla Española, that’s filled with creamy onions and tender potatoes, and simplified the cooking process for this breakfast-round-the-clock crowd-pleaser. ¾ cup extra-virgin
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