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curing a cast iron skillet

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Lynnda Cloutier
Mission Viejo, CA

This is the way mom used to treat her skillet. It's always worked

(3 ratings)
yield serving(s)
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For curing a cast iron skillet

  • 1 cast iron skillet
  • shortening

How To Make curing a cast iron skillet

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    Those of us who were not lucky enough to have that well seasoned cast iron skillet passed down to us from a generation of experienced family cooks need not be afraid to buy a new one and season it ourselves. Here’s how to do it. Wipe the skillet with a thin coat of vegetable shortening. Don’t use butter or margarine. Using a cloth or paper towel, cover entire surface. Put the skillet in a 300 to 350 oven for 45 to 60 minutes. Remove it from the oven and dry with a paper towel. Use only mild detergents to clean and never use a scouring pad. Wipe it with vegetable shortening after each use and cleaning before storing. The well seasoned skillet will turn black and develop a thin crust that will seal the surface of the iron and prevent rust or sticking.

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