Friday, May 13, 2016
https://www.etsy.com/listing/105323286/vintage-unmarked-cast-iron-8-18-skillet?ref=pr_shop In recent years, I fell in love with my cast iron skillet. It’s one of my most used kitchen tools. It’s the perfect vessel to cook up a great pork chop, crisp up some chicken thighs or even bake a great batch of brownies. I love being able to transfer things from the stovetop to the oven with ease. Oh, and they’re super easy to clean! How To Season A Cast Iron Skillet What You Need Materials Cast iron skillet Dish soap Sponge or stiff brush Clean, dry cloth or paper towels Vegetable oil or shortening (or other oil of your choice) Equipment Oven Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 325°F. 2. Wash the skillet with warm, soapy water and a sponge or stiff brush. Cast iron should not normally be washed with soap, but it's fine here since the pan is about to be seasoned. 3. Rinse and thoroughly dry the skillet. 4. Using a cloth or paper towel, apply a thin coat of vegetable oil or melted shortening to the inside and outside of the skillet. Vegetable oil and shortening are the most commonly recommended oils used for seasoning, but according to Lodge, you can use any oil of your choice. 5. Place the skillet upside down on the oven's center rack. 6. Place a sheet of aluminum foil below the rack to catch any drips. 7. Bake for an hour. 8. Turn off heat and allow to the skillet to cool completely before removing from oven.