Hello, this is YamaCat from the KItchenParty editorial department.
Today we would like to introduce you to an iron pot that allows you to make authentic stir-fries at home.
When you go to a Chinese restaurant and see the chefs frying things like fried rice and double-roasted meat in large, authentic iron pots, any food lover will think, ``I wish I could make it at home...'' I'm sure you've thought about it at least once.
I'm no exception, and I want to eat fried rice with lots of oil at home! I thought that many times.
Why do cooking enthusiasts turn to iron pots?
First of all, why is an iron pot suitable for cooking? The reason is as follows.
- It has good heat conduction and distributes heat evenly, bringing out the flavor of the food.
- The more you use it, the more the flavor will soak in and evolve into your own original pot.
- Iron content dissolves from the pot during cooking, which is also effective in preventing anemia.
- Durable and long lasting! Maintenance is actually easy.
So, what kind of iron pot do you recommend?
I particularly like the River Light Kiwami series and the HANAKO frying pan series.
Characteristics of each
What do you often make using a cast iron pot? I'm often asked this, so I'd like to introduce you to a recipe that I often make.
It's pork and cabbage stir-fried with salt koji. The materials and method are as follows.
Stir-fried pork and cabbage with salted malt
[Materials] (For 2 people)
- 200g pork (thinly sliced)
- 4 cabbages
- 1/3 green onion
- 2 green peppers
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 and 1/3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sake
- 1 tablespoon gochujang
- 1 and 1/2 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon potato starch
[How to make]
- Combine seasonings in a bowl.
- Roughly chop the vegetables. Cut the peppers diagonally.
- Heat a cast iron pan over medium heat and add sesame oil.
- Add the pork and fry until it changes color.
- Add green onion, cabbage, and green pepper in that order, season lightly with salt and pepper, and stir-fry until cooked through.
- Lower the heat and stir in the seasonings.
This recipe takes advantage of the good heat conductivity of an iron pot to bring out the maximum flavor of pork and cabbage. This is an easy and delicious recipe.
So far, I have introduced iron pots. Iron pots are profound cooking items that not only enhance the taste and nutrition of dishes, but are also fun to use and grow.
Would you like to try making delicious dishes with an iron pot too?