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Iron Frying & Prospector Pans recipes

Iron Frying & Prospector Pans recipes
“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody,
even one's own relations.”  Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance.
Shropshire Made Spun Iron Frying Pans
PTFE Free - absolutely no chemicals
Pre-seasoned with flax oil for a natural non-stick finish
Durable 99.1% pure iron pan with sturdy riveted handle
Hand made, British oak handle covers with brass fixings
Remove handle covers for use in oven or grill
Perfect for range stoves, electric, gas, ceramic, halogen & induction hobs.
Why choose a pre- seasoned pan ?
No chemicals or PTFE are used in the coating of the pan.
The edible Sussex flax oil coating is easy to wash & naturally non-stick. It is ready for immediate use. 
Coating can be simply restored at home, time after time .
Iron pans are tough and can be used at very high temperatures.
Iron is a pure, simple metal which is easy to look after & very recyclable.
Oven cooked frying pizza by Ed Smith  ( Instagram @rocketand squash)
We saw this instagram conversation in June 2018 between food writer Ed Smith and a few food enthusiasts on his very popular Rocket and Squash account.  We thought it was well worth preserving for posterity as it's a great way to produce a "nearly" wood fired pizza.  We reckon he was using and 8 inch oven safe frying pan but a  8 inch prospector pan would work equally well. 
  • rocketandsquash????per cent I'd like to have a wood fired oven (and a garden to put it in...). But for now my hack of @nethertonfoundry frying pan and oven at full whack is going ok ???????? Oven on at the very hottest it can go (mine is 275 fan). Cast iron (well, spun iron) pan on v hot hob for a minute or 2 until nearly smoking; dough stretched out and onto it. Add tomato base and anything else. After about 90 seconds, into the oven for another 2 minutes or so. ????????
  • bethfrombristol@rocketandsquashBrilliant, thank you.. I need to invest in the pan, I love the taste of wood fired oven pizzas!!
  • zia_gi_navAny particular dough tips?
  • rocketandsquash@zia_gi_nav this was (from memory because it was derivative of other bread making): c.150g of a levain (sourdough starter plus equal parts flour and water), about 200g strong white bread flour, 175g water, 5g salt. Chucked if around a few times over 4 hours last night. Left in fridge until midday today. Split in two, shaped, back in fridge until 7pm, then stretched and cooked. Basically, much less cared for than my loaves, but worked really well.
  • hannah_friendlyI love a bit of frying pan and then grill! Good enough until I can fit a wood fired oven outside ????
  • rocketandsquash@marthadelacey pretty good loaf bake too - after a bit of a hiatus (and A&E resuscitation of the starter)
  • shiviramoutarThat’s looks divine ????
  • rocketandsquash@northernwrites the @roccboxbygozney seems like q a good / realistic compromise
  • food_writerWow - that’s a massive result!
  • cookseatdrinksI can't believe it would look better from a wood-fired oven...
  • joe_woodhousethis looks proper ????
Kid Shank, Apricot and Pistachio Tagine : a recipe from Goat by James Whetlor
There was always going to be a tagine in this book. Adding the sweetness of dried fruit to
the depth and richness of kid meat creates a dish that is one of the greats of world food.
I always have a jar of ras al hanout in the kitchen – it’s a really useful seasoning. You can
also use 800g/ diced kid here in place of the shanks. Serve with harissa
and couscous.
Serves 4
4 kid shanks
2 tomatoes, roughly chopped
2 onions, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
60g/¼ cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted and ground
2 teaspoons ras al hanout spice blend
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
1½ cups stock or water
10 saffron strands, soaked in warm water for 10 minutes
small bunch of coriander (cilantro), leaves chopped, stalks reserved
150g/5oz dried apricots, roughly chopped
1 medium preserved lemon, rind only (discard the pulp), roughly chopped
50g/1¾oz pistachios, roughly chopped honey, to taste
salt and freshly ground black pepper
small bunch of mint, leaves picked, to serve
Mix together the shanks, tomatoes, onions, garlic, melted butter, spices (apart from the saffron), 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Cover and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.
When ready to cook, put the marinated meat in a large saucepan and cook, uncovered, over a moderate heat for 20 minutes until a sauce has formed and thickened.
Add the stock or water, along with the saffron and its soaking water, the
coriander (cilantro) stalks, dried apricots and the preserved lemon, then cover
and simmer gently over a low heat for about 2 hours or until the meat is completely tender. Top with a little water if it dries out.
When the shanks are cooked, remove any excess fat from the sauce and add the pistachios, then the honey with salt and pepper to taste. Serve scattered with the coriander and mint leaves.

Photo by Mike Lusmore from the 2018 book Goat Cooking and eating by James Whetlor

James Whetlor founded Cabrito after keeping a few goats to solve a land management problem.
He was cooking at River Cottage at the time and a few of the goats ended up on the menu.
After seeing how well the kids sold, James thought perhaps there was a market for kid goat meat. Turns out there was.
James used a Netherton Foundry 10 inch Prosector Casserole to make this dish, click here for more details of the pan.
Cashew and Halloumi rissole
1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
½ butternut squash, peeled and chopped into ½" chunks
75g chopped roasted cashews
100g breadcrumbs
1 block Halloumi, grated
Salt and pepper to taste
2 eggs

Place a Netherton Foundry crepe pan on the hob and gently heat 1 tblsp oil.
Fry onion and squash until soft.
Remove from heat. Place all the other ingredients into a mixing bowl, then add the onions and squash.
Stir well to mix.
Season to taste - Halloumi is quite a salty cheese and if you are also using salted cashews, make sure you taste the mixture before adding additional salt.
A handful of chopped fresh herbs will give this dish some extra zing - try parsley, thyme or mint.
Leave for 20 minutes for breadcrumbs to absorb the egg
Replace the crepe pan on the hob, add 1 tblsp oil and turn the heat to medium.
Add all of the mixture to the pan and spread out evenly. Press down with the back of a wooden spoon.
Cook for around 7 minutes until the underside is browned and the "cake" holds together.
Place a large plate or serving board over the pan, invert and turn out the cake.
Slide back into the pan, cooked side upper most.
Continue cooking for another 7-10 minutes until the underside is cooked..
Slide out onto a plate and cut into slices.
Serve with greens, tomato sauce and, if you fancy, real chips!

Carrot and cashew burgers
A tasty little treat which makes a change from beef burgers.
These are great served as burgers in a roll with ketchup, but equally good made into little balls & served cold in pitta bread with salad and a yogurt and mint dip.
3 thick slices bread - crumbed
1 onion, finely chopped
75g salted cashews, chopped
2 tblsp fresh coriander, chopped
4 large carrots, finely grated
2 eggs, beaten
Splash soy sauce
2 tsp ground cumin
1" ginger, peeled and finely grated
Sesame seeds
Oil for frying

Mix together all the ingredients except the sesame seeds. Mould into 12 burgers and roll in sesame seeds.
Chill in the fridge for an hour.
Heat the oil over a medium heat in a Netherton foundry 12" frying pan, this will accommodate all of them, otherwise do them in batches and keep warm.
Fry until brown and crispy and warmed right through.
Not only good with yougurt, but also mango chutney, ketchup or mayonnaise.

Pan seared pork on a bed of leeks and black pudding

This is a short video from our friend Phil Leverington, aka the Demo Chef.
Phil prepares and cooks pan seared pork on a bed of leeks and black pudding using just one knife, one pan and one dish ! 
He's using our 10" frying pan and cooking iron:

The following three recipes were entries in our February 2014 competition to win a
Netherton Foundry 10" Oven Safe Crepe Pan.
Lucy from Liverpools' winning recipe:  Túrós Palacsinta (Hungarian sweet cheese stuffed pancakes)
3 eggs                           6 tbsp flour
4 tsp sugar                    1/4 tsp salt
250ml milk                     butter
Mix eggs, flour, sugar & salt together and then whisk in the milk to 
make a smooth batter. Melt butter in your crepe pan and make pancakes  - about 12
225 g of cream cheese                 6 tbsp light brown sugar
50g butter, softened                     2 tsp grated lemon zest
50g raisins, presoaked for an hour (or overnight) in rum
250ml single cream                      Icing sugar
Mix together the cream cheese, butter, sugar, lemon zest & raisins. Spread the mixture into the centre of the pancakes and roll them up, 
folding in the ends. Lay them in a single layer in a buttered oven proof dish. Pour over the cream and bake at 350F/ 170C for 10 minutes  until heated through. Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve. Go for a very long walk afterwards....

Linda from Wednesbury sent us - Leek and Mushroom in a mustard sauce 

She tells us that this is a family favourite and lovely served with a green salad.

Pancakes (made in advance)     parsley
2 leeks                                    50gms mushrooms
vegetable stock cube                1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tblsp whole grain mustard       2 tblsp creme fraiche
Chop mushrooms and leeks and simmer in a vegetable stock for 5 minutes to soften.  Drain off and keep 150ml of the stock.
Put the 150ml of the stock back on the heat and add  1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar, 1 tblsp of whole grain mustard and 2 tblsp of creme fraiche.
Stir until warm but do not let it boil. Stir in finely chopped parsley and the drained leeks and mushrooms to warm through. 
Pour into the pancakes and fold.  Serve immediately with a crisp salad for a perfect lunchtime treat.
From Gordon in Shrewsbury we received - Pancakes from South Africa
120g (250ml/1 cup) cake flour            5ml (1tsp) baking powder
2ml (a pinch) salt                             2 eggs
200ml (3/4 cup) milk                        200ml (3/4 cup) water
5ml (1tsp) brandy or lemon juice       125ml (1/2 cup) cooking oil
lemon slices to garnish 
Makes 12-15 pancakes.
Hint:- The pancakes will turn out better if you make the batter at least one hour before cooking and refrigerate it.
60ml (1/4 cup) Van der Hum liqueur  or any Tangerine liqueur
120g (1/2 cup) butter                        250ml (1 cup) brown sugar
3ml (a pinch) cinnamon                    3ml (a pinch) grated lemon rind, (zest)
4 bananas, halved lengthwise
Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Beat together the eggs and milk and stir into the flour mixture. Add the water and beat the mixture until it has the consistency of thin cream. Pour in the brandy (or lemon juice) and cooking oil and stir thoroughly. Cook the pancakes in a greased, heavy-based frying pan or preferably a Netherton Foundry  10" oven safe crepe pan. To make the sauce heat together the tangerine flavoured liqueur, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and lemon rind stirring until the butter has melted and the sugar dissolved. Add the bananas and simmer for a few minutes. Place a banana half on each pancake and roll up. Place in a serving dish and pour the remaining sauce over. Serve each pancake with a slice of lemon.

Watch the Netherton Foundry Cooking Iron and 10" pan in use:

This is a short video from our favorite Demo Chef Phil Leverington, prepares and cooks Venison with cabbage and black pudding on an outdoor wood fired Frontier Stove using just one knife, one pan and one dish !

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