One of the main reasons people shy away from using cast iron is because they are afraid of the cleanup. The easy way around this is to make your own parchment dutch oven liners.
I first saw this method used on EverydayDutchOven.com. “Lid Lifter” uses these liners in almost all of his dutch oven baking. It looked so slick that I had to give it a try. It works great! Here’s how to make your own.
You’ll need a roll of parchment paper. I use an 18 inch wide roll. It seems to work better than the narrow rolls.
Parchment paper is coated with silicone. The nice thing about parchment paper is that it is nonstick, but it is not waxy. The problem with aluminum foil is that it can change the flavor of the food you are cooking. Parchment doesn’t impart any flavor.
Question: What tricks do you use to make your cast iron cooking easier?