WHAT THE WHAT IS A PIE IRON
PIE IRONS ARE A HIDDEN GEM OF THE CAMPING WORLD. WE ARE HERE TO ANSWER THE QUESTION: WHAT THE HECK ARE THEY AND WHY DO I NEED ONE IN MY LIFE?
Congratulations! YOU have finally discovered the pie iron. These ancient beings have been around for decades but have been kept secret by campers. If you are reading this, we assume you are more familiar with the term “glamping” over “camping”. We’ll, we have infiltrated their turf and are here to tell you all about it.
The pie iron in its simplest form is a cast iron pan meets panini press. However, it offers a lot more control with your ingredients. You know when you take that first bit of a sandwich and everything falls out the back? With the pie iron, the two metal pieces clamp the sides of your bread together and encases all the ingredients inside. Exactly like a PB&J Crustable! Remember those?
Feast your eyes on these camper cooking machines. Pretty simple and very durable. Once you own one you’ll never need another unless it mysteriously goes missing by a new frenemy.
The pie iron is simply a portable mini cast iron pan with long arms and wooden handles. Fire pits, grills, stove tops, ovens? The pie iron can be used in any creative fashion you can imagine. The more irons the merrier so you can cook up cheesy panini magic faster with all your friends. Get ready to have the most bad ass outdoor space with the addition of the pie iron. And if your really trying to step it up, check out the 5 essential pieces to make your patio bomb.com.
Prepare the ingredients. This is arguably the hardest part in the pie iron process. Make your creations as easy or difficult as you desire. For some inspiration, browse here! Remember when chopping the ingredients that you’ll need to clasp the two cast iron pieces together so don’t cut up too much. Otherwise compile your choice of cheesy, healthy, sweet, or savory ingredients.
Pro tip: layer the based (bread), ingredients, and the other base all on one side of the pie iron. That way, when you clasp the other pie iron arms together no cheeseyness is lost.
Cook that bad boy. The pie iron is very simple to use and dose not require a fire. We suggest a grill but even a gas stove top would work. Cook each side for 5-10 minuets depending on what ingredients you have inside. If you are just needing to melt cheese 5 minuets will do but if you wan to cook raw ingredients you’ll go longer to about 10. Flip on each side and Vwah-Lah, your done! Open one side to make sure your at an optimal cheese melty-ness, place on a plate, and devour.
That’s all folks! Now your probably thinking… How have I never heard of the pie iron before?!… My life is meaningless without one… How can I get one ASAP
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You name it, it does it. Anything you can think of can be thrown in the pie iron since its a mashup of the grill and a cast iron pan. And when you imagination isn’t feeling it today, we have endless photo inspo and lists of recipes to fix that, most likely hungover, mind. To get started browse here!
The other beautiful part of the pie iron is that is portable and doesn’t necessarily require a grill. Don’t have a grill? Spark up a fire in the backyard or in neighbors fire pie and cook away. Going to a party or attempting to camp? The pie iron is less than 5 pounds and can be carried anywhere. Don’t have a grill, friend, or fire? Use that stove top of yours.
The ~only~ limitation to pie iron cooking is non square or circle shaped foods. However, like most of life greatest problems, get creative! Hot dogs- go diagonal. Corn- cut it up. Steaks- half it or throw in a quesadilla.