How To: Season Your Cast Iron Skillet

Growing up my mom always used various cast iron skillets when cooking meals for the family so the cast iron territory was not completely foreign to me. I remember that what my mom made in her cast iron skillet over other pans she had always tasted better and seemed to have cooked faster.

I have been cooking with my Calphalon nonstick pans for over 5 years now, and although I love the pans they are very expensive to replace in the event that I needed too. I also wanted to add a pan to my kitchen that produced a more natural type of cooking.

I purchased the 12” Lodge Logic Skillet from Sur La Table while they were having a %20 off sale. The brand is reviewed very generously and is reasonably priced.

The first step in taking care of your pan is to season the pan.

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Directions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350°
  • Rub the inside of the pan with about 1 tbsp of un-salted better
  • Place a cookie sheet on the bottom rack of oven. (The cookie sheet will collect the drippings of the melted butter from the upside down skillet)
  • Place the skillet upside down on the top rack of the oven.
  • Cook for 2 hours. Turn oven off and leave skillet in oven to cool off with the oven.
  • Your pan is now ready to use for cooking.
  • Each time you cook with your pan you are adding to the seasoning of the pan which in turn adds more flavor to the cooking.

Up next: How To: Wash Your Cast Iron Skillet

-Nicole

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