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Old 11-25-2013, 12:15 AM   #1
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I did a quick search and couldn't find anyplace that this subject has been addressed. Those that like cast iron cooking with skillets or dutch ovens might also like cooking with pie irons. We've had a couple pie irons bouncing around in the back of the truck for a few years and never used them. Then I saw a bunch of youtube videos about pie iron cooking. One more had to be purchased, now there's three and we've used all three. We have a double square that we cooked stake in and toasted cheese sandwiches. The round one we made our version of egg mcmuffins, the third one is a waffle iron, and we've made waffles in it.
Heat sources include charcoal, camp fire, camp stove, and living room fire place.
If want to know a bit more watch some of the Youtube videos at pie iron cooking - YouTube

Ham Breakfast Sandwich in Rome Pie Iron - YouTube
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Interesting... makes a nice small meal!
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The small round ones make outstanding grilled cheese and pocket sandwiches as well. I learned how to use one of these as a Cub Scout (like in the early 50"s).

These all but disappeared in the U.S. for about 40-50 years. After looking forever, I finally found one at a yard sale about 10 years ago, then discovered that the Aussies also had them, and in a number of different shapes.

The one I originally used is still in service at my ex-wifes in WA, it dates from the 40's, if not before.

I keep one in each of my rigs.

Beware, some are aluminum, not so easy to cook in as, unlike seasoned cast iron, everything can stick.
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We also have a selection of shapes and sizes which we use all the time while camping. You can cook almost anything in them, eggs, meat, grilled sandwiches, ....

I also agree that aluminum and cheaper cast iron don't work to well. The best irons we have found are Rome http://www.romeindustries.com/castironpieirons.htm
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We also have a selection of shapes and sizes which we use all the time while camping. You can cook almost anything in them, eggs, meat, grilled sandwiches, ....

I also agree that aluminum and cheaper cast iron don't work to well. The best irons we have found are Rome Rome's Original Cast Iron Pie Iron Designs
Rome seems to be the brand of choice. I have one ChampChef, which works ok.
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I bought mine about 2 years ago at an Eddie Bauer outlet for 1/2 price. I enjoy making desserts with mine as we don't get hot coals until after the fire has been going and that's after dinner when it's dark. I sewed a custom drawstring bag made of black nylon to keep mine in. It fits nicely into the wheel-well section of the Scamp closet.
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While I do like most of the creations you can make in a pie iron, I found we rarely used ours, so last year when we do our spring clean out of little to non used items, it got pulled. Lots of other ways to make the same things, the pie irons are just fun though. They now reside out at our rec land permanently, where we do spend a lot of time camping, and they get lots of use there. Like Gilda, I think ours gets used for deserts more than anything.
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Thanks Byron for the YouTube links. I'm always looking for new filling ideas for my pie irons. It' s become a tradition to do one pie iron meal on our Fall camping trip.
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Pie irons can be fun... but time consuming when all you want is a grilled cheese sandwich. BUT, it can be a memory maker if you've got a young person along on the camp trip. So, while you may not want to take your pie irons along on every trip... if you do and there are kids involved... MEMORY MAKER!
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Pie irons can be fun... but time consuming when all you want is a grilled cheese sandwich. BUT, it can be a memory maker if you've got a young person along on the camp trip. So, while you may not want to take your pie irons along on every trip... if you do and there are kids involved... MEMORY MAKER!
True, but sometimes there's really no other way. I have waffle iron made like a pie iron. Since I'm never where there's electricity it would be useless to carry an electric waffle iron, but cast iron waffle pie iron make wonderful waffles. A nice leisurely breakfast of fresh cooked waffles is a nice way to start a day.

As for other things, kids aren't necessary, shoot all of retired folks are just grown up kids.
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There's a website that shows how to cook a whole meal using a drip coffee pot. (salmon, couscous, and steamed broccoli).

But I'll take my salmon grilled over a fire, or in a pie-iron!
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we used to just use buttered (on the outside) bread, put pie filling in the middle and cook. Also did the same with pizza sauce and pepperoni in the middle. Both were hits at the campfire.
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There's a website that shows how to cook a whole meal using a drip coffee pot. (salmon, couscous, and steamed broccoli).
Do you put them all in the coffee pot with your coffee at the same time? Sounds yummiest.
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We use ours a lot for quick lunches and desserts. We use ours over the stove as well as the campfire coals. They are always with us when we camp.

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