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Monday, November 21, 2011

Cast Iron Griddle

Cast iron griddles and memories
last a lifetime; sometimes longer,
if passed down.

Heat griddle on burner,
acrid metallic smell, dollop of grease,
sudden sputter of shortening and steam.

Pancake batter plops circles spreading,
fragrant, bubble and coffee-colour,
crock of dark beans bakes slowly.

Brown bread cools, yeasty aromas,
frying pork chops sizzle and snap,
spatula scrapes across cast iron.

Flip pancakes and chops, add
seasonings, create pan gravy
and the Saturday nights of childhood.

Photo and words are mine.


A Heron's View said...

A cast iron griddle is my favourite cooking implement for it is so versatile.

Carol Steel said...

I love cast iron too. I wish I could find them in different sizes. I'd love to have one smaller than 10 inches but can't find any available close to me. Far from here, they are available but a cast iron pan would cost so much to ship. Sigh!