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Frying Pan- Stories That You Would Not Believe

Updated on September 24, 2009

I do love a good old fashioned full English fry up occasionally after all it is part of my national heritage, but I always thought that a frying pan was only to be used for making a quick and tasty meal or snack. Apparently I was wrong in my assumption.

My favourite frying pan is the griddle, using it is my half baked way of being health conscious.The funny thing is that I hardly ever use it because I can't be bothered with all of the cleaning up that goes with using the griddle

.OK, "that's my boring frying pan story over and done with" I think that you will find the following stories a lot more interesting.

"I feel like an old English Comedian of the 70's" but have you heard about the story about a woman of 71 years of age beating her husband almost to death with...

you guessed it a frying pan.

Rosie Lewis is her name, and her reason for doing this was because Mr Lewis complained about what she was cooking him for breakfast.

A few years ago a manuscript dating back to the 17th century was discovered in Cumbria which revealed that the residents who lived in the west county parish of Lamplugh often used to challage each other to deadly duels, and their favorite weapons of choice were beer jugs and frying pans.

If you are a keen fan of rock music, then you've probably heard of the Rickenbacker (frying pan) guitar. The first Rickenbacker was made in 1931 it also has the distinction of being the first commercially successful electric guitar.

George Harrison, who was a member of the biggest rock band of all time, "THE BEATLES" loved the Rickenbacker 360-12 and featured it in the movie "A HARD DAY'S NIGHT" this lead to a surge in sales of the now legendary 12 string guitar.

And Finally...

I thought that it would be a good idea to close this article with some advice for all of you cheap-skates, who buy the lowest priced frying pans thinking that you've got a bargain, and then you soon discover that your brand new non stick frying pans are not as non stick as you thought.

1) Firstly stop buying cheap frying pans and invest in a few quality ones that will last you for years and will save you money on tooth picks

2) Do think about what type of meals you like to eat the most, If you're a bit of an omelette freak then you will need a nice shallow pan that will allow your meal to slide easily out of the pan. For the more adventurous cooks, you should invest In a frying pan with more depth so that you can add all of your extra herbs, spices, and special sauces.

3) I'm sure that you realise that frying pans come in all different shapes and sizes. Don't cook a meal for one in a large pan because the juices tend to dry up quicker and it will have you reaching for your tooth picks again.

4) Stainless Steel or Cast Iron? again your choice will be dependant on your favorite meals. Lovers of eastern cuisine

might prefer cast Iron, because it distributes heat more evenly. Using stainless steel frying pans requires more of your attention and you need to make sure that they have a copper or aluminium base otherwise half of your meal will end up sticking to the pan.

Going back to the cast Iron frying pan, unless you've got arms like Popeye the sailor man. You will find using one very strenuous so my advice to you is to get down to your local gym or simply buy a small cast Iron pan


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    • RunAbstract profile image

      RunAbstract 6 years ago from USA

      I loved this and glad I read it first of all your Hubs! Be back soon!

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      Paul Profitt 7 years ago from England

      Five One Cows. You would be amazed by how many different topics you can write about. Just think outside of the box for a minute.

      Einron I'm glad that you liked hearing the old east end accent again, and I can't believe that you can't cook.

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      einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      I am no cook and cannot discuss about choosing a good frying pan, otherwise I get out of the frying pan into the fire.

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      Five One Cows 7 years ago from Moo Town

      I thought I've seen just about every possible topic there was out there for a hub, but frying pans is new for me. Great choice for a one of a kind hub.

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      Paul Profitt 8 years ago from England

      Jill and Jaspal, I thank you for your comments.

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      jill of alltrades 8 years ago from Philippines

      What an entertaining hub! Ha ha ha! I really enjoyed this!

      Thank you very much for sharing!

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      Jaspal 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      hahaha ... good one! Here in India, when we say "frying pan" we mean the shallow one - of course, it can be in various sizes, non stick or ordinary, steel or cast iron etc, but a shallow one as in the Amazon pics # 2 and 5. The deeper ones are called a "karhai" in Hindi - I am not sure of the English equivalent.

      I'm intrigued about the frying pan shown at pic No. 3 - might be able to do with one such in my kitchen if it is of a milder temperament than Mrs Lewis'! :)