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If I’m being honest, this post is way past due! One of my most asked questions is “Mitzi, where did you get your big pots… what does Josh use to cook his gumbo in?” For the longest, I didnt have an answer. I inherited my grandmother’s aluminum Magnalite pots and we recieved a few for our wedding, but the company is no longer. You could go to many places in South Louisiana and purchase Cajun Ware, but they weren’t online for my out of town friends to purchase.
That is until I found these options that I have linked in my Amazon Storefront! I love my aluminum cookware. Its sturdy and can be passed from generation to generation, I have my grandmothers and it’s still going strong. Now, I do have to say, they are not dishwasher friendly. They will turn and become dull if you run through the dishwasher and they will turn black if you boil straight water in them. I was always taught from an early age that those two things were big no-no’s with my “magnalites/cajun wares.”
Now, after sharing my favorite Cajun cookware, it’s time to share Josh’s. He loves to cook in cast iron. We tracked down a big 18qt Dutch Oven from Don’s Specialty Meats in Scott, LA a few years ago and he uses that pot to cook everything! He also enjoys using it to cook on our outside burners during the fall/winter. I wish that I could have found an 18qt to link, but I could only find a 12qt and Cast Iron looks to be in limited supply right now. I will be on the lookout and update my storefront with inventory as it becomes available.
Also linked are our FAVORITE cooking spoons! We use them daily. We love to have both the short cooking spoon and the longer spoons in our arsenal and these really are the best! Now, I know what you are going to tell me, “Jar roux, Mitzi, REALLY?!” Mais, yeah!! I can cook my own roux with the best of them, but there are times when you end up accidentially burning it, discover your flour is bad, or are in a rush and don’t have the extra time to devote to making a roux. Kary’s is our favorite to have on hand in a pinch. Honestly, some of our best Gumbo feedback has been from making it from a jarred roux! I’ve also linked my favorite cookbooks, Cajun power items, and a few other staples that are a must in our Cajun household!
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