My latest obsession? The cast iron skillet. I cannot believe I only just came to know just how amazing this thing is. Yes, everyone knows you can get a badass sear on that Rib Eye steak with this heavy-duty skillet, but you can also do so, so much more with it. When my boyfriend and I first moved into our NYC apartment last month (equipped with a teensy-tiny kitchen, F.Y.I.), before we could check “order pots and pans from Amazon” off our list, I was left to tackle dinners with our one and only cooking dish: the cast iron skillet. I began cooking everything in there.
Chicken roasted atop potatoes, lemons, and vegetables, Panko-crusted sole, brownies, the list goes on and on…i’ve come to find that desserts in the cast iron skillet are phenomenal, seriously. Yesterday, for a comfort Sunday night dessert I made my usual favorite, apple crumble, but this time in the cast iron. The oozy apple filling united with the crumble topping around the sides of the pan and made crispy edges of perfection. Swoon. Apple crumble, meet your new home: cast iron.