Mama Bear, if you are like me, I looooove a good kitchen tool! Can I get an Amen for that! A good one really makes my busy, working mom life super easy and I am confident that myself and my family is getting a healthy, chemical free meal.
A sauté pan is a wide, flat, straight-sided frying pan designed for prolonged cooking. A good sauté pan should have a long handle and should come with a lid. You will get the most use out of a 3- to 5-quart pan, although they come in sizes from 1 to 7 quarts. These are usually priced between $40 to $150 depending on quality.
There are many ways to use a sauté pan, Yep! I bet you thought there was only one… Let’s dive into the 4 Ways I love to use my sauté pan.
- Sautéing- Uhhhh, Yes! You can sauté in a sautéing pan! I absolutely love to sauté all sorts of veggies. Whether making a full course meal or a sandwich, just add some olive oil and your favorite veggies and in about 3-5min you will have some amazingly delish vegetables. Click Here For Sautéed Veggies W/ Sriracha Recipe.
- One Pot Meals- Sauté Pans are also great for making one pot meals. On days when I know my schedule is full, I love putting a quick meal together in my sauté pan. Especially on cold, winter days that inspire me to make soup. Curried Potato & Lentil Soup in particular. It only takes 40 min. and it’s so yummy.
- Roasting Chicken Breasts– My oldest daughter loves when I roast chicken breast in my sauté pan. She says it’s my best meal yet. (she’s probably trying to get something out of me) You can roast chicken breast in a sauté pan in about 20 min. I love to add pasta or rice with mine, but you can spruce it up however you would like. Creamy Chicken And Mushroom Skillet is my go to recipe on my lazy days.
- Making Cornbread– Ok, ok so I love cornbread. You got me! I do make a mean skillet cornbread with my sauté pan as well. I like to make cornbread especially with my soups and stews I make in the winter. It’s a great comfort food. Just add your ingredients and your skillet cornbread is done in 20 min. Click Here For Whole Grain Skillet Cornbread Recipe
Highly recommended are pots and pans that have a porcelain-enamel coating, as this material is the least reactive to foods being prepared in it. The porcelain-enamel coating usually conducts metal like cast iron or aluminum over high heat.
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