鉄フライパンの作り方(How to make the Iron Frying Pan) part2
Let me explain the plot so far. I went to an iron work atelier “Metal Neko” in Sayama-shi, Saitama-ken to join iron frying pan workshop. Strike, strike and strike for many times, the shape of a frying pan started to show up. No one knows what he would see after countless strikes. Make sure not to blink and watch this video until the end. So this time, I will first shape the handle. Press the iron bar against this dent, forge with a hammer to bend the iron bar. Next, I will curl the end of the handle. I could feel Mr. Kaneko’s enthusiasm towards iron work from details. Mr. Kaneko: It’s getting deeper and rounder, Mr. Kaneko: let’s work more on the connecting part between the body and the handle. Forge more on the connecting part to adjust the bend. Mr. Kaneko: Now we make a tilt for the handle. Mr. Kaneko: Strike towards this way. Gen: Wow! Mr. Kaneko: This makes the edge go inside. Mr. Kaneko: Imagine a straight line here, and strike towards the line. Mr. Kaneko: Tilt a bit like this and strike opposite side as well. Mr. Kaneko: This gradually makes the edge round. Mr. Kaneko: Try to make the handle like a cylinder by bringing both edges together. Gen: OK. Mr. Kaneko: Edges are open a bit here, so you should forge lightly from above. Mr. Kaneko: Now both edges come together. Mr. Kaneko: Since the closed part is rough, you want to make it smooth so it’s comfortable when you hold. Mr. Kaneko: Lightly strike the closed part to make it smooth. Mr. Kaneko: But if you keep striking above part only, under part becomes flat. Mr. Kaneko: So you should roll the handle while you strike. Gen: I see. Mr. Kaneko: In addition, this rough part for example, Mr. Kaneko: when it becomes mostly smooth, forge the handle evenly. Gen: OK. Mr. Kaneko: This will smooth out the surface. Gen: OK. Mr. Kaneko: Let’s do it. Gen: OK. Mr. Kaneko: Just a little polishing is good enough. Gen: OK. Mr. Kaneko: I’ll try it once. Gen: OK. Mr. Kaneko: The outside and the inside. Mr. Kaneko: For the inside, polish like you scrape off. Mr. Kaneko: For the outside, lightly press towards the brush. Mr. Kaneko: Let’s do it. Gen: OK. Mr. Kaneko: If you would like to maintenance the frying pan at home, Mr. Kaneko: It’s better to use a portable stove. Mr. Kaneko: You can heat the frying pan with high heat. Mr. Kaneko: Maintenance can be done in few minutes of heating with a portable stove. I’m back home now. It was an honourable experience. These are frying pans that I use on a daily basis, The new custom made frying pan will be one of them. So here is how it looks. Hmm, it’s beautiful. You can identify at a glance that this frying pan is different from others. The handle looks like this. It’s beautiful. I have used this frying pan for 5 or 6 times, I really think the quality is outstanding. It’s very easy to use. I am thinking of reviewing frying pans some day. Let’s leave that for now and I will make a sunny side egg for test. First, since this is an iron frying pan, oil is necessary. First, put vegetable oil. You may be surprised by the amount of oil I use, but once oil has seeped in, I will take oil out to this bowl. I will turn on the heat. About how long to heat the frying pan, heat until smoke comes out. You don’t have to heat with high heat, heat with medium heat. If you heat frying pan with high heat, smoke comes out in a breathe, so it would be a mess in a standard house where no ventilation is installed. In my case, I have no ventilation installed above here. So I will use medium heat and wait until smoke comes out. Now smoke comes out, so I will remove vegetable oil. Turn heat to low. Once heat is low, I will cook an egg. I will cook the egg throughly on a low heat. An iron frying pan is easy to stick, so you can add water and put a lid to avoid sticking. This time I put on a lid. I think it’s good now. Once the edge of an egg becomes brown coloured, and the yolk gets half-done, I believe that’s the best. It looks good. Now I take out the egg on a plate. Slightly tilt the pan, and it will come off easily. For seasoning, let’s just wing it. Put a little salt. I know this is unorthodox, but I like Ajinomoto seasoning with sunny side egg, so I put a little. Add some pepper too. That’s it! It’s throughly cooked. Let’s eat. It’s somewhat delicious! Cookware on “Metal Neko”‘s website, you can choose from a variety of sizes. I will put a link below, so please take a look if you’re interested. Thank you so much for watching my video. See you again.