How to Cook in a Cast Iron Pot

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When cooking in a cast iron pot, use fat to prevent anything from sticking to the pot and towels or oven mitts to protect your hands. Use a cast iron pot in the oven or on the stove with help from an executive chef instructor in this free video on pots and pans.

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Hello, I'm Chef Peter Ryan from Cook Street School of Culinary Arts in Denver, Colorado. Today, we're going to talk about cooking with a cast iron pot. The materials needed: well, obviously your cast iron pot. You also want to make sure you have some kind of fat. In this case we have olive oil to help prevent anything sticking to the bottom or the sides of the pot. Also, you want to make sure you have good hand protection, such as side towels or good oven mitts, because cast iron pots, though they are inexpensive and they can take a beating, they are quite heavy and you want to make sure you protect your hands when you are moving them. Cast iron pots are versatile because you can use them on the stove top, you can cook with them in the oven and they are great for a rustic style meal presentation. However, they do keep a lot of heat within the cast iron pot, so make sure you have protection between the vessel and your table top. So, that's it, that's cooking in a cast iron pot.

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