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Veggie ideas for a cast iron casserole dish

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BoBoo Mon 25-Mar-13 17:36:00

I have won some cast iron cookware and while 'tis a thing of beauty, I'm a bit stumped as to what I will cook in it. I'm happy to just gaze at it, but would be nice to make some use of it as well. At the moment I'm thinking maybe a proper biryani but nothing else springs to mind. Any inspiration?

apatchylass Mon 25-Mar-13 23:13:13

Season it first. Coat it in oil and then heat until smoking. Leave to cool and wipe dry but don't wash. Then you can cook liquids in it without it rusting.

My mum used to make amazing fritattas in cast iron dishes. Really deep pan, filled with sauted veg and then finished under a grill.

You could do a lovely aubergine moussaka, a vegetable paella, a vegetarian crumble.

bluehippo Mon 25-Mar-13 23:17:56

I make this all the time in mine. It's lovely and easy!

Xiaoxiong Tue 26-Mar-13 19:28:16

Aubergine involtini.
Kale and/or chard gratin.
Baked fontina.
Crustless quiche.

TheFallenNinja Tue 26-Mar-13 19:29:18

Baked butternut squash with whatever filling you likesmile

Xiaoxiong Tue 26-Mar-13 19:30:46

Another thing I use my cast iron frying pan for: leek and goat's cheese tortilla, basically this Delia recipe with the bacon subbed for goat's cheese or feta.

Wyfee Tue 26-Mar-13 19:43:32

I second biryani. How about dhal, and other curries? I love anjum anand's (sp?)books.
Or how about a veggie Boston baked beans? I'm not a veggie myself but sure you can get great use out of your lovely pan without meat.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Tue 26-Mar-13 20:16:09

Veggie sausage casserole


Vege stew and dumplings

A pie filling - can give you a recipe for a root vege and chestnut one if wanted

BoBoo Thu 28-Mar-13 16:20:55

Thanks for all the ideas - might try a biryani this weekend. Love chestnuts, so interested in the recipe if you can dig it out Reums.

BoBoo Thu 28-Mar-13 16:21:09


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