PRETREAT CAST IRON SKILLET

In this case, “seasoning” doesn’t mean adding salt and pepper to taste, seasoning cast iron refers to the process of cooking oil into the surface of pan, giving it natural non-stick properties. Slide a cookie sheet or bigger pan underneath to catch any oil drips. Wash your skillet with hot water ONLY. Okay, the cast iron skillet pictured is probably about years old, but we’re trying to scare you straight, here. Want to read more from HuffPost Taste? I know it takes some getting used to — we’re taught that everything needs to be washed with soap to get clean, but in order to preserve your seasoning , which is the magic holy grail of cast iron skillet cooking, you can’t rub any harsh chemicals onto it. Communities HuffPost Personal Videos. I even go so far as to not use a sponge.

Plastic or silicone spatulas and wooden utensils are your go-to tools for cast iron cooking. If the unthinkable happens and some black flecks of seasoning start to flake off, you don’t have to throw your skillet out. Consider these the three deadly sins of cast iron skillet ownership. Rub a little bit of vegetable or olive oil into the surface of the pan and put it upside down in a degree oven. Leave it for an hour, turn the oven off, and let the oven and pan cool down together. It’s strong enough to remove stuck-on food, but gentle enough that it won’t disturb your seasoning. This will help keep it seasoned and protected from rust.

Do yourself a favor and wipe your skillet down asap after cleaning, and then rub a drop or two of olive oil into the surface.

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How To Season A Cast-Iron Skillet

Then rinse with hot water, dry thoroughly and rub it with olive oil. When you get a cast iron skilletbefore you cook a single thing in it, you begin the seasoning process. I am talking, of course, about my trusted cast iron skillet and the layer of seasoning upon it.

Leave it for an hour, turn the oven off, and let the oven and pan cool down together. Communities HuffPost Personal Videos. It’s actually super simple: Consider these the three deadly sins of cast iron skillet ownership. I even go so far as to not use a sponge. Skilldt or silicone spatulas and wooden utensils are your go-to tools for cast iron cooking.

It’s strong enough to remove stuck-on food, but gentle enough that it won’t disturb your seasoning. Wash your skillet with hot water ONLY.

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Follow us on TwitterFacebookPinterest and Tumblr. If there’s something on your skillet that neither hot water nor helpful encouragement will get rid of, dry your skillet, pour some coarse sea salt into it and scrub with that.

In this case, “seasoning” doesn’t mean adding salt and pepper to taste, seasoning cast iron refers to the process of cooking oil into the surface of pan, giving it natural non-stick properties.

If the unthinkable happens and some black flecks of seasoning start to flake off, you don’t have to throw your skillet out. Any water droplets that get to sit around on your skillet will probably cause rust spots. You can usually get s,illet with metal tongs, so long as you’re just touching the skillet and not messing with pan. Okay, the cast iron skillet pictured is probably about years old, but we’re trying to scare you straight, here.

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You do, however, have to give the thing a good washing, scrub with salt, and re-seasoning, just like the first time. Same deal here as with a scratchy sponge — your main goal is to keep the seasoning intact, which csat scraping along the cooking surface with metal anything is a major no-no.

Want to read more from HuffPost Taste? Slide a cookie sheet or bigger pan underneath to catch any oil drips. I know it takes some getting used to — we’re taught that everything needs to be washed with soap to get clean, but in order to preserve your seasoning prretreat, which is the magic holy grail of cast iron skillet cooking, you can’t rub any harsh chemicals onto it.

Which isn’t a huge deal, but means you need to wash the thing and go to the trouble of re-seasoning it. Of all the prized possessions in my kitchen, one of my favorites was also probably the cheapest. Rub a pdetreat bit of vegetable or olive oil into the surface of the pan and put it upside down in a degree oven. This will help keep it seasoned and protected from rust.