8 Ways You Didn’t Know You Could Use a Skillet (Slideshow)

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The skillet is an underrated kitchen tool
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Try using an oven-safe skillet to bake cornbread and cakes.

Baking

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Try using an oven-safe skillet to bake cornbread and cakes.

Bruising Herbs

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Slightly smashing fresh herbs with the bottom of a skillet before using them releases their oils and adds flavor to dishes.

Brick Chicken

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Instead of using a brick, try using a heavy skillet to press a butterflied chicken on the grill.

Crushing Peppercorns

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No mortar and pestle? Try using the bottom of a heavy skillet to crush peppercorns.

Forming Pizza Dough

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Form the pizza dough directly into a skillet to get a perfecly round shape.

Pounding Chicken

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Cover meet with parchement paper and flatten it with a heavy skillet for chicken piccata.

Serving

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For a rustic feel, try serving different foods in a skillet.

Steaming Vegetables

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In a skillet over high heat, add the vegeatbels and a little water. Cover and steam until the vegetables are tender and the water has evaporated.