We love our cast iron cookware – so do our customers! After all, cast iron pans are incredibly durable, naturally seasoned, retain heat extremely well, and can go beyond the kitchen (hello, campfire).
That’s why we’re sharing with you a variety of cast iron recipes from our Sizzle cookbook. It’s compiled of all cast iron recipes from our customers, and it’s full of meal ideas for the kitchen and the campsite.
Here’s a tasty sampler of recipes for you to try.
Breakfast on the Griddle
Wholesome pancakes? Yes, please! What we love about using a cast iron griddle is that you can use it on the grill, stovetop, even over the campfire. Enjoy a filling breakfast outdoors or in the comfort of your own home.Print
- 2 C. oatmeal
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 C. whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 2 C. buttermilk or plain yogurt
- 1/4 C. oil
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- The night before, mix oatmeal and buttermilk in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate.
- In the morning, add the eggs and oil and mix thoroughly. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon into the oatmeal batter. You can add chopped seasonal fruit or chocolate chips, as well.
- Spray a griddle with an oil spray and heat over medium heat. Fry the pancakes on the griddle, turning once. Any leftovers can be toasted for future breakfasts.
Serve with your favorites (syrup, fruit, nuts).
Keywords: sizzle cookbook, breakfast, hotcakes
Lunch by the Shore
This recipe is for all our outdoor enthusiasts, especially fishermen and fisherwomen. If you are fishing on your outdoor adventure, a cast iron fryer is the perfect cookware to take along for the campfire.Print
- Fresh-caught perch or walleye fillets
- Cooking oil
- Salt and pepper
- Cut fresh-caught fish fillets to fit in pan. Roll fillets in flour. Salt and pepper lightly.
- Heat about 1 1/2″ of oil in cast iron chicken fryer over campfire. When oil just begins to smoke, drop in fillets, turning until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes, depending on size of fillets. Enjoy the best fish fry ever.
Keywords: sizzle cookbook, fish fry, lunch
Dinner in One Skillet
Sometimes all we need is a warm plate full of good food. This mac and cheese recipe is the ultimate comfort food! And everything is made in just one cast iron skillet, so you won’t have a sink full of pots and pans.Print
- 1 to 1-1/2 lbs ground beef
- Salt and pepper
- 2 C. elbow macaroni
- 3/4 C. water
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 tsp. chopped garlic
- 1–26 to 32 oz. can spaghetti sauce
- 2 C. shredded Cheddar cheese
- Brown hamburger with onions, salt, pepper and garlic in iron skillet on stove top.
- Add macaroni, spaghetti sauce and water. Cover and cook over medium heat until macaroni is tender, about 15 minutes, stirring often.
- When tender, turn off stove and stir in 1-1/2 cups of cheese. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup on top and cover with lid for 5 minutes to melt.
Optional: Add chili powder and green peppers for chili mac.
Optional: Add pepperoni and replace 1 cup cheese with 1 cup of mozzarella cheese for pizza mac.
Keywords: sizzle cookbook, skillet dinners
Dessert over the Campfire
As much as we love making s’mores over the campfire, there are so many more delicious campfire desserts to try, like this sweet cake. All you need is a cast iron Dutch oven.Print
- 1 box yellow cake mix (plus the ingredients needed to make it)
- 1–20 oz. can pineapple slices
- Maraschino cherries
- 1 C. brown sugar
- 1 1/2 C. pineapple juice and water mix
- 1/2 C. butter
- Melt butter in a Dutch oven. Add sugar, then pineapple, placing a cherry in the center and in any gap between pineapple slices.
- Make the cake mix as directed and pour over pineapple. Cover Dutch oven and bake using 10 to 12 briquettes on the bottom and 14 to 16 of the briquettes on top for 45 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched.
- Remove oven from heat and let cool with top off.
- To remove cake, cut around sides and insert a paper plate, then flip the oven, allowing the cake to slide out onto the paper plate.
Keywords: sizzle cookbook, desserts, cakes