How To Make Toast In A Cast Iron Skillet

Skillet Toast with Nut Butter

Make Your Morning Toast Without Electricity

If you’ve lost power, and have a gas range, you can prepare breakfast toast in a cast iron skillet.

The texture of skillet toast is crisp, and the taste is identical to toasting in an electric toaster, or oven.

Toasting Bread In A Cast Iron Skillet

I recommend cast iron for pan toasting, because it beats all other metals.  It’s durable, heats up fast, and stays hot longer.

Cast iron cooking comes in handy during an electric power failure, on camping trips, and backyard off-the-grid cooking.  Skillets can be stored on wall racks, for anyone living in small quarters.

Skillet Toast vs. Electric Toaster

The difference between skillet toast, and an electric toaster, is that you have to watch the toasting process, so that your bread doesn’t burn, especially if you’re adding seed toppings to the bread.

Cooking Instructions For Plain Toast

Cast Iron Skillets

A 6.5 inch cast iron skillet is perfect for a single slice of bread.

  • Prepare a slice of bread by lightly coating both sides with cooking oil.
  • Line skillet with cooking oil, to prevent bread from burning.
  • Place slice of bread in skillet.
  • Heat up the skillet over a medium-low flame.
  • Turn bread over, after one side is toasted.
  • When both sides are toasted, remove toast from skillet.  Place in dish.  Add favorite toppings.

Cooking Instructions For Seed Toppings

Transform a slice of plain bread,  into rye, or sesame toast.

  • Prepare slice of bread by coating both sides with cooking oil.
  • Line skillet with cooking oil to prevent toast from burning.
  • Heat skillett over a medium-low flame.
  • Place slice of bread in skillet.
  • Sprinkle caraway or sesame seeds onto the oiled bread.  Turn bread onto skillet to toast.
  • When one side is toasted, flip bread over to toast opposite side.
  • When both sides are toasted, remove from skillet.

NOTE: Some of the seeds will fall off into the skillet, but many will stick to the oiled bread.  For this process you might want to use a low flame.  This gives the seeds a chance to soften during toasting.  If they don’t soften, you will have a mouthful of uncooked seeds.  Unless you enjoy chewing on raw caraway seeds, be patient, and allow the seeds to cook before removing the toast from the skillet.

Interested in buying high quality cast iron cookware?  Visit the Lodge Cast Iron website, and buy it right there.  Lodge cookware is made in America. They manufacture the 6.5 inch skillet, and larger skillets as well.

Irene Pastore is a native New Yorker, health and fitness blogger, and personal trainer.  Irene owns this website, and writes all the blog posts.  For her complete bio, visit the About Page.

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Posted on March 26, 2016, in Food, Off The Grid and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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