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Video: Flat Iron Steak in a Cast Iron Pan

July 10th, 2014 by ironcooker

Flat Iron Steak in a Cast Iron Pan
In this video, Chef Amadeus takes us through his process of cooking with steak in a cast iron pan

Here are a few of the highlights from the clip:

  • Heat distributes very well.
  • Uses all-purpose rub: brown sugar, Chinese five-spice, black pepper, white pepper, red pepper, oregano, thyme, basil, onion, and garlic.  Prepare ahead of time and store in your pantry or in a bowl.  The rub caramelizes and sears when the steak hits the pan.
  • Brings steaks to room temperature
  • Chose flat-iron steak because it’s inexpensive, cooks well, has a great flavor.
  • Cast iron pans start out hot, cooking the steaks to about a medium.
  • Cast iron cleans easily—use hot water and a scouring pad.  When you’re done, wipe it down with oil (never soap and water—it takes the seasoning off!)
  • As the steak changes color, you’ll know how well the steak is being cooked.  If the color changes up through the half-way point, that’s the time to flip it over.
  • Your steaks will continue to cook even after it comes off the pan from residual cooking.  Make sure that you are timing your steaks to come off the heat so they’re not over-cooking while they rest.

Chef AmadeusChef Amadeus has a great, concise presentation to help you get familiar with cooking one of our favorite foods.  Do you have any tips or tricks for cooking flat iron steaks on your cast iron pans?  Do you like any special rubs or marinades?  What are your favorite sides for a flat iron steak?  Tell us about it in the comments below!

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Annual Reunion of the National Threshers Association – Wauseon, OH

July 5th, 2014 by ironcooker

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 From The Desk of Iron Cooker

We had a great time in Ohio at the Annual Reunion of the National Threshers Association at the Fulton County Fairgrounds north of Wauseon, Ohio.

I would like to give a personal thank you to many friends, old and new, that showed up to see
us at this event.

It was a pleasure meeting Susie Chatfield from the Michigan Steam Engine & Thresher’s Club in mason Michigan. We will be setting up at this event that is going on July   25 – 27 2014

10505024_709166722464150_462828462604567867_oThanks so much To Rhonda Lane & her sister Karen Fridley for stopping in Saturday afternoon. We enjoyed meeting all of you so much, and I cannot describe the friendliness and hospitality of the folks at the show.

Very special thanks to John and Diane Dye for stopping at the show and taking us
out to eat after the event Friday night.
We stopped In Lansing to meet with new friends Steve and Becky Brown to deliver an order they had made from us. 9
This is just a few of the many of you that made our weekend a success. There is just too many to mention and know it was great meeting all of you.

For you that have one of our bags, you also have a list of places we will be this year.
Follow us on face book or twitter for upcoming news. We will be back next year in the same location & hope to see all of you again

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Strawberry Pie

July 3rd, 2014 by ironcooker

Strawberry Pie

 

Guest Posting by Robin 

Strawberry Pie

  1. At this time of year we are picking strawberries and what goes better than a strawberry pie in a new cast iron pie pan.

Enjoy this recipe that came from http://allrecipes.com

1   9 inch  pie crust baked

1 quart fresh strawberries

1 cup white sugar

3  tablespoons corn starch

3/4  cup water

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

  1. Arrange half of strawberries in baked pastry shell.
    Mash remaining berries and combine with sugar in a medium saucepan.
    Place saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring frequently
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water.
    Gradually stir cornstarch mixture into boiling strawberry mixture.
    Reduce heat and simmer mixture until thickened, about 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
    Pour mixture over berries in pastry shell. Chill for several hours before serving.
  3. In a small bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Serve each slice of pie with a dollop of whipped cream.

 

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Video: Flat Iron Steak in a Cast Iron Pan

Thursday July 10th, 2014 in Iron Cookware Recipes | No Comments »

Annual Reunion of the National Threshers Association – Wauseon, OH

Saturday July 5th, 2014 in Iron Cooker Updates | No Comments »

Strawberry Pie

Thursday July 3rd, 2014 in Iron Cookware Recipes | 1 Comment »

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