A. D. Livingston's Mastering the Cast-Iron Skillet

From Charred Chicken to the Perfect Pan-Seared Steak


Book Description

Frying and sautéing steaks, fish, and other foods in a skillet may seem like a simple procedure, but with a careful eye to the different techniques, one can easily make a dish go from ordinary to extraordinary. In Mastering the Skillet, A. D. Livingston demonstrates that if you enjoy good eating and take pleasure in your cooking, a skillet may be the only pan you need. Cast-iron pans are a favorite for Livingston and he shares all of his favorite cast-iron cooking recipes in this book. Livingston also goes into complete detail for seasoning and care for one of the world’s most perfect skillets.

With chapters on:

* Skilletmanship * Beef and pork * Burgers * Poultry and fowl * Venison and game * Fish and shellfish * Skillet vegetables * Skillet breads * Breakfasts * Skillet gravy * Cast-Iron Skillet Specialties

Featuring more than 150 delicious recipes—with complete, easy-to-follow cooking instructions for such treats as Sumac Trout, Cross Creek Crackling Bread, Versatile Venison Burgers, Steaks Cognac, and Sopchoppy Pancakes—
A.D. Livingston’s Mastering the Skillet is ideal for both novice and advanced chefs.

About Livingston, A. D.

The late A. D. Livingston wrote a regular column for Gray’s Sporting Journal and was the author of more than a dozen cookbooks, including Cast-Iron Cooking; Cold-Smoking and Salt-Curing Meat, Fish, and Game; The Curmudgeon’s Book of Skillet Cooking; Jerky; Sausage; The Freshwater Fish Cookbook; The Whole Grain Cookbook; and On the Grill. He cooked, fished, hunted, and wrote from his home in Wewahitchka, Florida.