Did You Know that a Cast Iron Pan Makes THE Best Fried Potatoes? (Giveaway)

by Jennifer Sikora

Jennifer here to share with you about a brand new frying pan that I just discovered. We were sent an item to review and one to giveaway, however all opinions listed are totally my own.

I love to cook. It is my second passion next to writing. However, my cookware at home is only about 15 years old. Yes, I know I should probably invest in new cookware. I have just been super lazy about it. There are certain pieces I am looking for, and I just don’t want to settle for just any old piece.

When we were contacted at the beginning of May about a cast iron skillet that makes cooking a breeze, I was very intrigued. I had to check it out for myself and just see if this pan was as good as they were claiming it to be.

My husband LOVES this pan, and frankly, so do I! This pan has been used so far to cook bacon, sausage, fried potatoes, make gravy, and scrambled eggs. I have used every utensil known to man (some of them metal) and it has not left one scratch on.

I love how even everything cooks. I guess it is true — when it comes to cooking utensils, you get what you pay for — and this is one of those pieces that will forever be my favorite.

About the Technique 3 Quart 11″ Lightweight Cast Iron Open Everyday Pan

The Technique 3 Quart 11″ Lightweight Cast Iron Open Everyday Pan is coated with DuPont™ Teflon® Scratchguard Ultra, so it is safe to use with metal utensils. Some additional benefits include even and energy efficient heating; all the benefits of easy cleanup; it’s dishwasher safe; and it’s available in 3 colors (not to mention it has a 5-star rating on QVC J).

Did You Know that May is also National Egg Month?

Fresh eggs are one of the best sources of protein and healthy nutrients, and one of the most versatile foods available for any cook – from fried eggs and omelets to eggs benedict and frittatas. But no matter which way you choose to cook your eggs, cookware with Teflon® nonstick coatings will ensure even cooking and delivery of eggs — wholly and gracefully — from pan to plate.

This pan makes THE best scrambled eggs — and cleanup is a breeze. No scraping or scrubbing. You simply just wipe it out. Nothing sticks.

#TeflonEggMonth Facebook Sweepstakes

Right now, Teflon has a great Facebook Sweepstakes going on. Fill out the form on their facebook page for the chance to be one of the lucky National Egg Month DAILY PRIZE winners. Enter to win one of the larger weekly prizes, including a kitchen egg kit or an iPad Mini, by referring five or more friends throughout the month of May. Good luck and remember, nothing messes with the Teflon® brand!

Enter to win

One of our readers are going to get the chance to win one of the Teflon RED cast iron pans. Use the Rafflecopter form to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter!

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What would you fix if you had this awesome cast iron pan?



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Jennifer is the Advertising and Communications contact here at 5 Minutes for Mom. When she is not busy answering emails here, you can find her sharing about her life on her own blog at www.jennifersikora.com. You can also find her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jennifer_sikora or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jenandherfinelife.

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1 Dianne May 24, 2013 at 10:44 am

I need to replace my cooking ware as well. They are as old as dirt… okay maybe not that old but you get the picture. lol

Like you, I want to invest in pieces that will last and will cook my food well. Anything that can help reduce my energy use, especially with cooking, is a plus in my book.
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2 Tabitha P. May 24, 2013 at 10:56 am

i’d make eggs!

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3 Anne Lehnick May 24, 2013 at 11:02 am

I would make everything in it! Orzo would be good or eggs or sauteed mushrooms. Seems like it would be great for many things.

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4 Liz May 24, 2013 at 11:06 am

Pretty much anything! My pan in this size has seen better days and really needs to be replaced!

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5 Liza Glick May 24, 2013 at 11:17 am

I would love a pan to make great omelets!

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6 Marta H. May 24, 2013 at 11:34 am

I’d make a stir-fry with chicken and veggies.

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7 Margaret Akel May 24, 2013 at 11:35 am

a home made paella would look great

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8 latanya May 24, 2013 at 11:38 am

I would make an omelet

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9 Lisa Brown May 24, 2013 at 11:42 am

I would make a stir-fry

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10 Tanya May 24, 2013 at 12:20 pm

My mom used to bring her cast iron skillet camping with us! She would make the best eggs and bacon. I would make pancakes if I have one.
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11 Amy Tolley May 24, 2013 at 12:24 pm

shrimp alfredo with angel hair pasta served with a side salad …yummy!!!!

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12 sonya May 24, 2013 at 12:29 pm

I would make omelets

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13 Anne May 24, 2013 at 12:43 pm

I would make latkes.

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14 Linda S. May 24, 2013 at 12:49 pm

A frittata, probably with pancetta.

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15 Donna O'Neil May 24, 2013 at 1:43 pm

I would make my potatoes da delfina.
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16 Shirley May 24, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Eggs and pancakes

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17 Fabs May 24, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Those potatoes look yummy! I would make those.

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18 Jessica To May 24, 2013 at 3:35 pm

I would try an omelet.

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19 Shari May 24, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Well, since you say it does fried potatoes well, I’d do that! We love those at our house. Stirfry would be great, too.

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20 DEBIJOT May 24, 2013 at 4:56 pm

I would use it for different kinds of omelets.

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21 Vague May 24, 2013 at 8:02 pm

I love cast iron to cook in. Did pork chops in my heavy one on Tuesday. I’ve never tried eggs, though.
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22 Angel S. May 24, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Breakfast Skillets! We love a hearty breakfast.

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23 Rachel May 24, 2013 at 8:55 pm

I would make scrambled eggs!

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24 Leslie Galloway May 24, 2013 at 10:21 pm

I’d make an omelet first!

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25 Barbie May 24, 2013 at 10:43 pm

Oh man I could use this. Eggs, omelets, potatoes!
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26 chelsea May 24, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Id make some curried chicken!

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27 Courtney Renee May 24, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Scrambled egggggs!

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28 jamie braun May 24, 2013 at 11:23 pm

i would make a good stir fry

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29 Cassandra Eastman May 25, 2013 at 12:31 am

Scrambles eggs & bacon!

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30 OneGirl May 25, 2013 at 12:47 am

We found a recipe a few years ago for potatoes with salt, pepper, cayenne, and cheese – so easy and so good! This pan would be perfect for those.
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31 Alvina Castro May 25, 2013 at 2:24 am

eggs and bacon

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32 beth cole May 25, 2013 at 3:30 am

I’d make an omelet!
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33 Debbie Bashford May 25, 2013 at 7:07 am

I would have to try fried potatoes, and an omelet first

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34 amyc May 25, 2013 at 8:29 am

Would try making country fried steak.

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35 Lisa A. May 25, 2013 at 9:19 am

I would make Leek & Potato Gnocchi with red & green peppers.

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36 Liz May 25, 2013 at 10:22 am

A Japanese dish called beef tomato.

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37 Sonya Morris May 25, 2013 at 11:00 am

I would use it for eggs.

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38 D SCHMIDT May 25, 2013 at 12:39 pm

I would saute vegetables in this pan

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39 Staci A May 25, 2013 at 1:36 pm

We’d make chocolate chip pancakes!

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40 Dawn Monroe May 25, 2013 at 1:48 pm

I love cast iron pans. I have my moms old pan and use it to make pineapple upside down cake. I would make fajitas in the one shown.

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41 Ashley May 25, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Not sure maybe fajitas or fried potatoes

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42 Lawanna May 25, 2013 at 3:18 pm

scrambled eggs…or sausage

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43 Dana J May 25, 2013 at 4:31 pm

i would make an omelette

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44 Rosemarie May 25, 2013 at 6:42 pm

This pan is versatile! I’d make potatoes and onions.

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45 mrsshukra May 25, 2013 at 7:23 pm

I’ll use this for omelets and sprouted grain pancakes!

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46 Heather Hayes Panjon May 25, 2013 at 8:12 pm

I’d Make Shrimp Fried Rice !

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47 Linda Kish May 25, 2013 at 10:12 pm

I’d make some yummy pan-fried potatoes and eggs.

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48 amy pugmire May 25, 2013 at 11:48 pm

I would make stir fry and grill chicken

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49 Katherine May 26, 2013 at 6:26 am

Crisp fried bacon

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50 Sindy Murray May 26, 2013 at 11:50 am

I will make beef stir-fry!

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51 Charlene S May 26, 2013 at 1:21 pm

I would make some fried potatoes. I need a good pan for fried potatoes.

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52 Cheryl May 26, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Fried potatoes to begin with.

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53 Stacey B May 26, 2013 at 3:51 pm

I think this would be great for cooking our chicken fajitas

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54 Rochel S. May 26, 2013 at 7:24 pm

I would make pancakes!

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55 Karen Lynch May 26, 2013 at 8:42 pm

I would love to make fajitas,

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56 Kelly D May 26, 2013 at 9:55 pm

I would make an omelet with spinach and feta cheese.

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57 Jenny May 26, 2013 at 10:41 pm

I would make eggs.

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58 Ann May 27, 2013 at 1:32 am

love making omelettes

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59 Cindy B May 27, 2013 at 3:54 am

I would love it for making omelets!

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60 Christine W May 27, 2013 at 9:42 am

It would be great to use for hashbrowns…thanks for the chance!

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61 Preshus Me May 27, 2013 at 10:35 am

I got a great recipie for Sweet Bacon that calls for a cast iron pan, that’s the first thing I’d try. I’d also use it for my homemade burgers, and so the hubby can make me steak! So much Yummy!
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62 christine jessamine May 27, 2013 at 3:18 pm

I would love to do stir fry in this

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63 Michelle May 27, 2013 at 5:34 pm

I would make a deep dish pizza.

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64 Amy L May 27, 2013 at 6:13 pm

I’d make a stir fry with chicken and lots of veggies.

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65 Jill L May 27, 2013 at 10:18 pm

I’d make a steak.

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66 Mary W May 27, 2013 at 10:47 pm

I would use it to make our favorite Korean dishes – Bulgogi and Jaep Che.

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67 Susan P. May 27, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Fried potatoes or hash browns would be yummy in this pan.

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68 Grace A May 27, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Chicken and veggie stir fries

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69 Noreen May 28, 2013 at 1:15 am

Chicken mushroom stir fry
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70 shelly neuhouser May 28, 2013 at 3:03 am

Shrimp Stir Fry

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71 BusyWorkingMama May 28, 2013 at 7:39 am

I would be making omelets!
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72 Madonna May 28, 2013 at 8:58 am

fried eggs, potatoes and bacon

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73 Nicole May 28, 2013 at 2:38 pm

I would love to use it to make some omelets with cheese and veggies!

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74 Mel May 28, 2013 at 4:08 pm

sweet potato and sausage hash

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75 gaitha May 28, 2013 at 6:48 pm

you made me want some pan fried potatoes

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76 Natalie S May 28, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Eggs and country style hash browns!

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77 Natalia May 28, 2013 at 9:46 pm

I will bake pancakes

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78 lana May 28, 2013 at 10:19 pm

garlic shrimp would be one of the first

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79 Calli May 28, 2013 at 11:09 pm

pad thai noodles!

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80 Kimberly May 29, 2013 at 4:48 am

I’d make a Denver omelette with hash browns.

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81 Michael Wright May 29, 2013 at 10:39 pm

Imah make me some cheese potato’s

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82 Deb K May 29, 2013 at 11:11 pm

Hash browns would be my first choice!

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83 Geri C May 30, 2013 at 12:58 am

I would make pork chops and fired potatoes with country gravy! Then we would all flop on the sofa and watch a movie because we would be comatose from that heavy but delicious meal!
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84 HappyMomC May 30, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Stir fry with veggies!

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85 Patricia Wojnar Crowley May 30, 2013 at 3:02 pm

I’d make some Chicken Fried Rice!

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86 Julie May 30, 2013 at 3:36 pm

chicken stir fry

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87 Ellen C. May 30, 2013 at 10:27 pm

I’d love to make some tofu stir fry. Thanks for the chance.

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88 Taylor Russell May 30, 2013 at 11:26 pm

I would fry up some pork chops!

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89 Jessica T May 31, 2013 at 12:41 am

Everything! It helps my iron levels :)

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90 Laura Jacobson May 31, 2013 at 1:33 am

Oh I would love to make my chicken fried rice in it!

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91 Tierra G May 31, 2013 at 5:31 am

Would be great to make stir-fry.

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92 Holly Messana May 31, 2013 at 9:51 am

I would make a potato stir fry

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93 Crissy D. June 1, 2013 at 6:20 am

I would make tofu scramble

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94 Tracey June 1, 2013 at 5:06 pm

I would make potato pancakes.

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95 Theresa J June 1, 2013 at 5:23 pm

I would make an omelette

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96 Teresa Thompson June 2, 2013 at 11:22 am

Bacon, egg and cheese omelet.

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97 Whitney June 2, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Stir Fry sounds good!

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98 Mary Happymommy June 2, 2013 at 10:12 pm

I would make eggs!

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99 Leidy June 3, 2013 at 12:37 am

I’d use it to make Chicken Milanese and Garlic Potatoes, my husband’s favorite dish

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100 nannypanpan June 3, 2013 at 11:27 pm

chicken fajitas
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101 Brandy W. June 3, 2013 at 11:59 pm

I would like to make a ham & cheese omelette

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102 Michelle Tucker June 4, 2013 at 12:22 pm

I’d use it to make some good ole eggs and bacon.

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103 Tami June 4, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Chicken fajitas are my love to cook!

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104 laurie June 4, 2013 at 9:37 pm

omlets would be good in this pan

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