Even if you have been a reader of my blog and fan of Cast Iron Guy since it’s very early days, chances are high that you didn’t know me before the pandemic. I used to be a guy who spent ten to twelve hours per day either downtown, or transporting to and from downtown for work. My home kitchen was something that was reserved for Saturday pancakes, Sunday dinners, and a few home-cooked meals each week between when we we’re dashing about here, there and everywhere. But the last two years has set a lot of people up with new routines, lifestyles and habits. I not only started baking a lot more sourdough bread, but my kitchen also got regularly…

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I love sandwiches, wraps, and more. Putting almost anything between, atop, or inside bread …and toasting it up on a cast iron pan (of course!) makes for a great meal… or just a quick snack. Here are 10 Friday ideas for putting that iron to work for a hot treat. 1. Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Simple: bread, butter and cheese grilled on a hot pan and served with your choice of sauce, or just as is. 2. Inside Out Cheese Toasty. Hot iron meets an outer coat of shredded cheddar and the fried cheese goodness wraps the toasty bready middle. 3. Quesadilla. A hot pan fries up your fillings, then fold a tortilla in half, add some cheese and salsa, and…

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Some day I’ll dig into my second-favourite cooking topic after cast iron, and write some posts about sourdough bread. In the meantime, know that my classic sandwich loaf sourdough serves as the base for a mouthwatering recipe that blurs my passion for cast iron cooking with fresh bread and delicious lunch foods. It’s a simple hack for your grilled cheese, but add a bit of grated cheddar to the buttered outsides of a classic grilled cheese sandwhich (bread, butter, cheese and heat.) 2 slices of sourdough bread1 tablespoon of butter or margarine1/2 cup of grated cheddar cheese Grill as normal. (My normal is on a hot-hot cast iron griddle.) If you’ve got a soft spot for fried cheese, the crisp…

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