Egyptian Terra Cotta Skillet, 2 Qt.

$79.99 USD

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Description

This beautiful earthenware skillet is made by hand by Egyptian artisans and its design has been in use for centuries. Perfect for getting that golden brown color on a roast chicken, or braising vegetables, creating stunning sauces, or roasting almost anything in the oven. It's even perfect for serving at the dinner table - from beautiful meats and vegetables to a big family-style salad.  

Cooking in clay is an ancient practice, one that creates the most nuanced and robust flavors from even the most simplest dishes.

  • Made with an opposite side helper handle for ease of lifting.
  • Terra cotta clay high fired at 2,000°F for strength, durability and chip resistance.
  • All our pieces are completely handmade, natural earthenware. Minor imperfections add authenticity and charm, and are part of the piece.
  • Easy to clean, hand-applied glaze.
  • Lead and cadmium free.
  • Dimensions: Opening 10″ x 3″ H (25 cm x 7 cm).
  • Because our pots are handmade, the actual dimensions may vary.
  • Made in Egypt.

Note: We recommend the Bella Copper heat diffuser. All of our handmade Egyptian clay cookware requires a heat diffuser with use on the stovetop. Low to moderate stovetop heat is recommended. 

  • Stovetop, oven and microwave safe. For gas cooktops, may use diffuser or lowest heat setting. For electric cooktops, please use only with a diffuser.
  • Clear ceramic glaze provides ease of cleaning. For difficult areas to clean, first soak for a few minutes in water, then scrub with a soft abrasive pad. Do not use metallic scouring pads.
  • We recommend hand washing to give the best care to your earthenware. 
  • Earthenware does not like extreme temperature changes. For example, do not take a pot cold from the refrigerator and place it directly on a stovetop or in a hot oven; it may crack. Instead, let it come to room temperature first.

 

Before first use, please season your Egyptian earthen cookware:

  • Immerse your pot in water and soak it for 2 hours.
  • Remove and dry it.
  • Rub the entire surface (inside and out) with a clove of cut garlic.
  • Coat unglazed surfaces with olive oil.
  • Fill the soaked and garlic-rubbed pot 3/4 full with water and place in a cold oven, set the temperature to 225 degrees and, once temperature is reached, leave in for 2 hours.
  • After two hours, turn off the oven and leave until cool. Dump the water and your pot is now ready to use.