Any tips on 'seasoning' cast iron skillets before first use?
Question:Found two in the basement of an old house, both in good condition [no rust, etc.] but may never have been broken in right. Tips welcome!
My answer will only repeat what someone else said, but wash both pans in hot, soapy water. Pour about a tablespoon of cooking oil in a pan and taking a folded-up paper towel, spread a thin layer of oil in the pan. Put in a 250 degree oven for an hour. They should be seasoned. To take care of your pans, do not immerse in hot soapy water after using them--it will remove the seasoning. Instead, use hot water and baking soda to clean your skillets and wipe dry. Finish with a paper towel and a light coating of oil. Good luck.
Garlic, Oil, Crushed Peppers?
Rice wine, Sesame Oil, Adobo?
to season your pan first wash with hot soapy water and dry immediately. then pour in some vegetable oil and rub it thoroughly about the pan. place in 250 degree oven for an hour. when it cools wipe out excess oil and sprinkle pan with some kosher salt. do this occasionally and you will have a pan that can last for generations.
I cook bacon in them.
Rub with oil or grease and just start cooking...the more you use it, the better food will be. And I never clean my with soap, just hot water and then oil after every cleaning.
Frying CHEAP Bacon pieces is good along with maybe some sausage..but with sausage you have to add a little oil.
If you want the black all around..that comes from cooking for years..
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