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nmayeux
07-23-2008, 10:07 AM
Next to my foil fetish, I am consumed by my cast iron desires... Just got back from a family outing to Springfield, MO, which is the home of the Bass Pro Shops. One of my purchases included a brand new 17" Lodge skillet. Man she is something to look at. I plan on scrubbing her down, and slathering her in shortning. After a nice romp in the sauna, we will break her in with some bacon and sausage, as nothing sounds better than a pretty girl paired with pork.

Anyway, here are a couple of pics of the new girl and her extended family.

Fatback Joe
07-23-2008, 10:14 AM
Nice collection!

You ever hit the Lodge Outlet up in Commerce?

My mom lives near there and every time I go to visit I come home with a new item from my favorite black pot dealer.

SmokyOkie
07-23-2008, 10:19 AM
NIce pix Noah, but they make me wanna cry. The Okette was gifted all of her grandma's CI pots and pans, a collection similar to yours. They were so well broken that the cooking surface was as smooth as glass, but in the early 80's she sold them at a garage sale because they were to heavy and took up so much room in the cabinet.

Ah, the folly of youth!

Did your skillet come pre-seasoned? I talked with the folks at Lodge about 2 years ago and at that time they told me that the plan was for all Lodge CI cookware to be pre-seasoned after Jan.'07.

Willkat98
07-23-2008, 10:25 AM
Just got back from a family outing to Springfield, MO, which is the home of the Bass Pro Shops.

Did you see Gary?

Is he still hot?

Looks like a nice little family Noah.

Let me guess, you like listening to Steely Dan too!

Willkat98
07-23-2008, 10:27 AM
Do those steel chairs give you waffle butt?

Fatback Joe
07-23-2008, 10:34 AM
Do those steel chairs give you waffle butt?

Oh.........and no pics, never happened. :ack2:

Willkat98
07-23-2008, 10:52 AM
Oh.........and no pics, never happened. :ack2:

Google "balloon knot" if you want pics

:censored2:

nmayeux
07-23-2008, 11:09 AM
FBJ, we usually will hit the factory outlet store in New Pittsburg, TN on our way to Chattanooga, but the BPS had a great deal, and it was love at first site! All the Lodge stuff is now pre-seasoned, but I still scrub down, and season the traditional way. I don't remove all of the preseasoning, but enough to make sure that the food doesn't taste like a factory, cardboard box, or factory outlet...

As for the chairs, no waffle butt yet, but these chairs have been identified as one of the many causes of the infamous "crotch waffle." \#/...

Gotta go, as I have a turtle head poking out of my balloon knot.:mouth zipped shut:

Fatback Joe
07-23-2008, 11:27 AM
Gotta go, as I have a turtle head poking out of my balloon knot.:mouth zipped shut:

Maybe this will help? http://eastnc.craigslist.org/boa/732888710.html

Turtle Extruder with tail bag - $200 (Leland NC)

Reply to: sale-732888710@craigslist.org (sale-732888710@craigslist.org?subject=Turtle%20Extruder %20with%20tail%20bag%20-%20$200%20(Leland%20NC))
Date: 2008-06-25, 10:54PM EDT



I have 2 Stainless Steel Turtle Extruders with tail bag attached asking $200.00 for each obo. or both for $350.00
call Ray 910-371-1193 or cell # 910-376-5652

Willkat98
07-23-2008, 11:33 AM
I'm going to call Ray and ask if they are cast iron

nmayeux
07-23-2008, 11:51 AM
I'm going to call Ray and ask if they are cast iron
Ask him if they have a balloon knot adapter to fit the extruder...

Fatback Joe
07-23-2008, 12:13 PM
I suspect the self lubricating mod would be desireable as well.

nmayeux
07-23-2008, 12:48 PM
I suspect the self lubricating mod would be desireable as well.Otherwise know as the "fiber mod!"

Willkat98
07-23-2008, 12:58 PM
You steel heads are sick.

Really

SmokyOkie
07-23-2008, 01:10 PM
Ask him if they have a balloon knot adapter to fit the extruder...


Too funny! :roflmaoha0:


Hey Noah, you know they're gonna take this to the BOTB. Do you want you CI thread to stay here?

Fatback Joe
07-23-2008, 01:37 PM
Too funny! :roflmaoha0:


Hey Noah, you know they're gonna take this to the BOTB. Do you want you CI thread to stay here?


There was a CI thread?

Willkat98
07-23-2008, 02:26 PM
Too funny! :roflmaoha0:


Hey Noah, you know they're gonna take this to the BOTB. Do you want you CI thread to stay here?


With the 6 degrees of seperation and all, the word "fetish" was in the title, so technically this is theoretically on topic

:woohoo:


(Walking an extremely thin line....)

Fatback Joe
07-23-2008, 03:03 PM
Well, if we are going to the BOTB, I may as well show you my cast iron weiner.

http://www.ragoarts.com/onlinecats/06.03_333/0027.jpg

cabinetmaker
07-23-2008, 03:05 PM
That is one skinny weiner!

Fatback Joe
07-23-2008, 03:06 PM
That is one skinny weiner!

Mock my weiner and I will beat you with it. :smack:

BlazerQue
07-23-2008, 05:03 PM
Nice find. I snagged a 14" Lodge camp oven off of Amazon two weeks ago for $50, and I got a seconded 12" camp oven at the Lodge outlet in Commerce last week for $40 along with a wedge pan.

I need to get all of my CI together for a picture

SmokyOkie
07-23-2008, 05:31 PM
Commerce where?

Willkat98
07-23-2008, 06:23 PM
Mock my weiner and I will beat you with it.

I love that song.

Hit Me With Your Rythym Stick

nmayeux
07-23-2008, 06:25 PM
Commerce where?
Hey, don't hijack this thread again!:tap:

Anyway, I was wondering the same thing. I know the factory outlet at New Pittsburg, TN, where they always have the seconds on sale. If they have more than one outlet, I think our readers who enjoy cooking might find this useful...

nmayeux
07-23-2008, 06:27 PM
Nice find. I snagged a 14" Lodge camp oven off of Amazon two weeks ago for $50, and I got a seconded 12" camp oven at the Lodge outlet in Commerce last week for $40 along with a wedge pan.

I need to get all of my CI together for a picture
I love my dutch ovens. I have the 12" with the legs and lip on the lid for cooking over fire or charcoal, and I have the 14" without the extras for Jambalaya. One of the most useful cooking tools ever invented.

BlazerQue
07-23-2008, 07:01 PM
Commerce where?


Commerce, GA, home to one of three Lodge factory outlet stores.

SmokyOkie
07-23-2008, 09:11 PM
I love my dutch ovens. I have the 12" with the legs and lip on the lid for cooking over fire or charcoal, and I have the 14" without the extras for Jambalaya. One of the most useful cooking tools ever invented.


That's Jambalaya the way I like it, lotsa good greasy sausage soaked into the rice and all. Somehow I can't make it without some plain old Eckrich smoked sausage in it. No tomato.

BlazerQue
07-24-2008, 02:06 AM
DOH. I forgot to include the locations of all of the Lodge outlets.

South Pittsburgh, TN (home of the Lodge foundry)
Pigeon Forge, TN (Dollywood)
Commerce, GA

Fatback Joe
07-24-2008, 07:01 AM
Man, I love Jambalaya...........anybody got a good recipe for homemade Tasso? I have tried a few that seemed alright, but nothing to write home about.

Willkat98
07-24-2008, 08:04 AM
Is Tasso like Boudin?

Try the Boudin Balls from THIS PLACE (http://www.tonychachere.com/)

I know balls, and this place has the good ones!

Teaser
07-24-2008, 08:08 AM
Hey Bill, I bet Wipeout! is is locked in on the ole' DVR, isn't it? You know, big red balls and all.

I know I never miss it! :msn-wink:

Fatback Joe
07-24-2008, 08:11 AM
Is Tasso like Boudin?

Try the Boudin Balls from THIS PLACE (http://www.tonychachere.com/)

I know balls, and this place has the good ones!

I don't doubt your ball knowledge one bit. :msn-wink:

Tasso is usually described as a spicy ham, although it is generally made from a butt........haven't found a really good home recipe yet........well, I suppose they were good, just not what I was looking for.

Never tried the Boudin Balls. If I call and tell them Bill recommended your balls, will I get a discount or anything?

Willkat98
07-24-2008, 08:35 AM
Never tried the Boudin Balls. If I call and tell them Bill recommended your balls, will I get a discount or anything?

Ask for Fiona.

Me and her have phone sex regularly

TX Sandman
07-24-2008, 10:04 AM
{Mod}

OK, folks, I know iron sinks, but can we please keep this one off the bottom.

Thanks.

{/Mod}

Great collection, Noah! All I have is a small CI skillet that I still haven't gotten the hang of using. First shot out of the gate, I washed it in the dishwasher. 2nd shot was in the sink, with soap.

:oops: Just call me Rusty.

SmokyOkie
07-24-2008, 10:13 AM
Man, I love Jambalaya...........anybody got a good recipe for homemade Tasso? I have tried a few that seemed alright, but nothing to write home about.

Tasso Recipe (http://lpoli.50webs.com/index_files/Tasso.pdf)

I think these guys make the best andouille and tasso. Poche's market (http://www.pochesmarket.com/detail.htm?ProductID=Tasso)




Is Tasso like Boudin?

Try the Boudin Balls from THIS PLACE (http://www.tonychachere.com/)

I know balls, and this place has the good ones!


Here's a good place for Cajun specialties

Hebert's (http://www.hebertsmeats.com/)

Fatback Joe
07-24-2008, 10:17 AM
Tasso Recipe (http://lpoli.50webs.com/index_files/Tasso.pdf)



Thanks I will give that one a try.

Fatback Joe
07-24-2008, 10:18 AM
First shot out of the gate, I washed it in the dishwasher. 2nd shot was in the sink, with soap.


Now if there is anything in this thread that needs moderated it is that. :smack:

SmokyOkie
07-24-2008, 10:53 AM
:shrug::shrug::shrug::tap:

nmayeux
07-24-2008, 06:53 PM
No tasso in my jambalaya yet, but I am really an andouille man at heart!

Fatback Joe
07-25-2008, 06:58 AM
No tasso in my jambalaya yet, but I am really an andouille man at heart!

I do both.......guess I am a meat man at heart.

SmokyOkie
07-25-2008, 11:59 AM
No tasso in my jambalaya yet, but I am really an andouille man at heart!


Same here. I use Tasso mostly in veggies like grenn beans.

Jambalaya for me is Poche's andouille. Eckrich smoked sausage, chicken thighs, pig butt meat, with some shrimp thrown in at the very end.

How bout you?

Fatback Joe
07-25-2008, 12:13 PM
How bout you?

Tasso, chicken, and andouille

SmokyOkie
07-25-2008, 12:28 PM
Ain't right w/o a buncha pig fat in it. Sounds like Florida Yankee jambalaya to me.:roflmaoha0:

nmayeux
07-25-2008, 05:59 PM
I use whatever I have left over. Smoked chicken, pulled pork, andouille, shrimp (especially grilled shrimp), Thanksgiving turkey, hamburger, crawfish tails, ham, and whatever I find laying around before the cook. I just have never had any tasso lying around, but next time I get my hands on some its jambalaya time!

mwthomas
07-25-2008, 07:06 PM
I've come to realize some of the "Q" members are twisted.

SmokyOkie
07-25-2008, 09:07 PM
Wellllllllllllll DUH!