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Old 07-07-2019, 09:22 PM
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So what do you use a 3 1/2" skillet for?


Saw them for sale in my local supermarket. Made by Lodge, a reputable brand of cast iron cookware. I don't think you could even fit one egg scrambled or fried in one of these; what the heck?
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Old 07-07-2019, 09:28 PM
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I make single cinnamon rolls (freeze the dough, make one at a time) or Jumbo Size Mini Cornbread with mine. Sometimes I'll roast garlic in olive oil for pasta in it.
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Old 07-07-2019, 09:30 PM
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Old 07-07-2019, 09:30 PM
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17 Genius Uses for a Teeny Tiny Miniature Cast Iron Skillet Dated April 1, 2016
Most of the uses are legit, though.

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Old 07-07-2019, 09:59 PM
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An accessory for a little girl’s “Tangled” playset, with Rapunzel Barbie and Flynn Rider Ken.
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My wife uses one when she makes a single scrambled egg for breakfast.
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Grilled sandwiches. Usually ham & cheese or roast beef & cheese.

A little butter gives a nice color & taste.

I haven't measured it, but I think my tiny aluminum skillet is about 3 1/2".

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In the very early days of the SCA (medieval recreationists), an armored fighter did not place his faith in a soccer cup, so he hung a small cast iron frying pan inside his gambeson to protect the family jewels.

A few years later, this prompted a line in a comedy at an event; the lewd lady said "I'm not very good with names, but I never forget a frying pan," which got a lot of laughs from the older knights and many confused looks from most other people.
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Huh, here's the one I own. Came with my set of Club aluminum cookware 30 years ago.

Perfect for one egg or sandwiches.

Description says 6 1/2". It sure doesn't look anywhere near that large. I'm skeptical because sliced bread fits snugly. I'll put a ruler on it tomorrow.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Club-Alumin...-/392325365548

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Old 07-07-2019, 11:26 PM
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Toasting spices before adding them to a dish.
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Old 07-08-2019, 03:39 AM
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I use mine for frying toppings for the omelette I'm making in the main pan. So chouriço coins and peppers, mostly...
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Old 07-08-2019, 07:58 AM
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They also are a nice way to present a few small chocolates, or whatever on the table.
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:28 AM
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I always assumed they were meant to be used as ashtrays.
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Old 07-08-2019, 11:26 AM
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My wife and I each received one as Christmas presents this year. They came with ingredients for a single terrible cookie but we've tried to find other uses for the pans. Single fried eggs got stuck because the pans aren't well seasoned. However, the pans are perfect for melting chocolate over half a graham cracker for s'mores. I hate it when the marshmallow doesn't fully melt the chocolate. These ridiculous pans have completely solved that problem.
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Old 07-08-2019, 11:30 AM
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Use mine for cornbread. That's pretty much it. Not the most useful gift I've gotten. I don't fry eggs in cast iron because it's never going to be even close to nonstick when it comes to convenience.
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Old 07-08-2019, 08:20 PM
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:56 PM
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Elves deserve to have access to quality cookware just like humans do, and Lodge has clearly decided it would like to reach that surprisingly lucrative market.
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:02 AM
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1. For melting butter for popcorn they are ideal!

2. Mine sees the most use as a form for making homemade burgers. It’s the bomb! I love it! I usually make burgers two dozen at a time, then freeze for later use. I cut up wax paper into pan size, put one in the bottom, slam some burger ready beef into it, and it takes only a couple of seconds to mush it down evenly into the pan. They come out uniform, perfectly round, and as thin as I prefer. Another piece of the wax paper on top and they’re easy to separate, even when frozen. No more swollen in the middle, roundish burgers. They come out, spot on perfect, every time!
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Perfect for one egg or sandwiches.
This.
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Old 07-12-2019, 09:55 AM
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Or for an egg sandwich. The egg will sit a little thicker than usual in the pan, so you'll want to turn down the heat a bit and cook it for longer.
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