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Skillet - What is it for?

SognSpatula | Mar 3, 201803:19 PM     30

Once upon a time, I used a skillet for pretty much anything that didn't go in a pot.

But over the past decade or so I've accumulated a greater variety of cookware, and my skillets are mostly untouched. The last time I can remember using one was on a camping trip where I only brought one pan.

I find that if I want to grill/"fry" something, I do it on a 28cm carbon steel crepe pan. That goes for anything from a grilled cheese sandwich to an overmedium egg. I just find it's easier to flip stuff without high sides.

And if I want to make something with liquid, I usually want the safety of some sidewall, like a saute pan or rondeau.

Given the popularity of skillets, I must be missing something here in relegating mine mostly to storage. When does a skillet really shine?

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