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Brown Butter Skillet Cornbread

Buttery, tender cornbread is a delicious accompaniment to many dishes, especially BBQ, so when my sister asked me to make her Crock-Pot Ribs with Homemade BBQ Sauce I decided to whip up a batch of cornbread as well. She was in heaven! What I liked about this recipe from Serious Eats was the addition of…
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Southern Skillet Cornbread

Fall to me means three things when it comes to dinnertime: Chili, Homemade Soups, and Cornbread. But not just any cornbread. SKILLET CORNBREAD. There’s something truly magical about skillet cornbread with its crispy edges, golden color, and buttery flavor. I’ve been making different variations of this recipe from the Pioneer Woman for a little over…
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Is a 12 inch cast iron skillet too big?

Go any bigger than 12 inches of pan and you’ve got a cooking surface with hot and cold spots. This size can pull off two large steaks, whole chicken sears and even most pork tenderloins. The largest downside is the weight — they’re too heavy to toss food in and some might strain to lift…
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How do you size a skillet?

“Skillets are measured across the top of the cookware, not including handles. Lodge’s skillets are measured across the top from outside rim to outside rim,” says Stubblefield. Is skillet size the top or bottom? Answer: The cookware industry standard is to measure the skillet across its top. How do you measure fry pan size? To…
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Is a 10 inch skillet big enough?

Is 10 inch skillet too small? Is a 10 inch cast iron skillet too small? A 10-inch cast iron skillet is perfect for 1-2 people. They’re great for one eight-ounce steak, full sides for one to two people, desserts, cornbread, and more. If you want to cook casserole, steaks, or chicken for four, invest in…
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Can you use a pre-seasoned cast iron skillet?

Can I use a pre-seasoned cast iron skillet right away? Buy pre-seasoned, but don’t cook with it right away. Druckman says: “You still want to give it a little bit of care when it first comes out of the box. You can just rinse it and dry it, but it’s nice to give it a…
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Is 8 inch skillet too small?

Is 8-inch skillet big enough? Eight-inch skillets are large enough to sear two normal sized chicken thighs, one eight-ounce steak or fry three or four eggs at a time. Go any smaller and you start to lose utility. Because of their smaller stature, eight-inch skillets shine with foods that require tossing — think green beans…
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Is a 12 inch skillet too big?

Is a 12-inch skillet too big? A 12-inch skillet cooks four servings of most foods, so it’s great for a family of four. If you cook for yourself or for one other person, you’ll probably want a 10-inch skillet. Is a 12 inch cast iron skillet too big? Go any bigger than 12 inches of…
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