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Cast Iron Skillet on Grid

ArvadaManArvadaMan Posts: 204
edited 2:46AM in EggHead Forum
I am thinking about making some pan fried potatoes on the egg. Is there a problem putting a cast iron skillet on top of the cooking grid? Will it scratch and take the finish off the grid?


  • CT GrillguyCT Grillguy Posts: 149
    Arvadaman,[p]I wouldn't worry about it. If the bottom of the Cast Iron piece resembles a saw blade, maybe slap a layer of foil around the bottom of the skillet.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,033
    I lost my porcelain coating years ago so using the cast iron doesn't hurt me - but yes you do run the risk if it becomes too hot.

    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • Arvadaman,
    it is ok to put a cast iron skillet on the egg, some cook their steak, cornbread, baked beans, etc. with this method. just be careful not to spill any hot grease into the fire!!!

  • DarnocDarnoc Posts: 2,661
    CT Grillguy,
    Ditto.Get yourself a vegetable grid,and you can do twice as much food content than you would in a pan.Also a heck of a lot easier to stirr and toss than a skillet.

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    <p />Arvadaman,
    Here is some salmon patties. I have also blackened catfish.

  • ronbeauxronbeaux Posts: 988
    You could

    get some one of these made.[p]Cut off the handle and get a welder to attach stainless "ears" to it to fit the small egg, or the large for that matter.
  • EggineerEggineer Posts: 30
    What size dutch oven did you get? The old hardware store has a few in town that I've had my eye on....

  • ArvadaManArvadaMan Posts: 204
    Eggineer,[p]I have a couple of dutch ovens but I was considering a
    skillet. Probably 10.5 inches without a handle. I have
    a small egg so I can't go any larger than that.

  • WhitetailWhitetail Posts: 76
    If you use your Egg regularly (or any other grill for that matter) that finish is coming off anyway. Use the skillet and enjoy it to the Max.

  • Arvadaman,
    here is a link to a great cast iron skillet potato recipe for the egg. won't hurt anything by using cast iron in the egg. .i use mine all the time for all kinds of things ... will take nuclear temps with no problem (except that you might have re-season the cast iron afterwards . .

  • WooDoggiesWooDoggies Posts: 2,390
    ronbeaux,[p]Man, that's a beast! Very cool that it can either be used to sear or used as a heat deflector for indirect cooks. [p]john
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