Seasoning Your Cast-Iron Pan


| November/December 2008

  • Dutch oven
    A good Dutch oven does double duty over and under the fire.
    iStockphoto.com/Roger Branch

  • Dutch oven
MAIN STORY:
Cooking with Cast Iron 

1. Heat the oven to 125 degrees (this removes any moisture from the oven).

2. Preheat the cookware in the oven for about 15 minutes.

3. Remove it; apply a thin layer of solid Crisco with a rag.

4. Return to the oven; raise the heat to 225 degrees; leave for a half hour.



5. Remove; wipe away any excess shortening, but leave the pan shining wet.

6. Return to the oven for another 30 minutes.



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