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Tn. Mike    Posted 05-19-2003 at 13:24:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hello everyone,
I've never posted here before, but love this site.
Can anyone tell me how to season a iron skillet? Got 3 at a yard-sale while back that are rusty. Thought I would clean them up & use for camping.

kokanee    Posted 05-21-2003 at 07:10:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
To scrub it clean I find that scouring it with sand or dirt works good.
Oil it.
Put in oven at highest temp for one hour.
Happy frying!!

Tom A    Posted 05-21-2003 at 06:04:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I used to use mine just for camping. Brought them in once to use in the house and my wife wouldn't touch them...they're ugly and heavy and I don't know how to use them.

Well, something happened and she tried one once. Now they're her favorite, we even bought a new one so she could fit family meals in. She loves the way it cooks and cleans--truly non-stick.


Salmoneye    Posted 05-20-2003 at 02:18:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
See the link below...

Clipper    Posted 05-19-2003 at 15:41:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you are not fond of lard you can use peanut oil to season the pots with...every time ya use em just clean with hot water only and then apply a good coat of oil to the pot.You know yer doin it right when them pots turn jet black within a year or so of use and they get so slick its a snap to cook eggs in....happy cookin!!!

williamf    Posted 05-19-2003 at 14:39:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
And after you season them, every time you cook something greasy, frying bacon for inst., it'll get better. Mama never used detergent on hers, just wipe 'em out, hot water if needed. She said detergent would make them taste.

walt    Posted 05-19-2003 at 13:47:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
That method below works well. If they are really dirty, spray them down with some oven cleaner, then put them in a ziplock bag overnight, wash thoroughly and season.

rod    Posted 05-19-2003 at 13:37:01       [Reply]  [No Email]

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Wash, rinse and thoroughly dry the iron skillet. Spread one tablespoon lard over inside of skillet. Add enough additional lard to cover bottom with a thin layer. Place in medium hot oven. When lard becomes hot and thin but not smoking, swirl it around and up the sides. Add more lard, if necessary, to keep bottom of skillet coated.

Lower heat to 225 degrees and allow to remain at this temperature for one hour. Turn off heat and leave skillet in oven over night. Next morning wipe away excess grease with paper towel or cloth.

cowgirlj    Posted 05-19-2003 at 15:29:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You forgot.....
and repeat if neccesary...and repeat if neccesary...and repeat if necc....sigh, well, you get the idea. This methods really does work though. And be sure to never, never use soap when you clean them. If you have to soak them to get hard cooked on food off, use HOT water to loosen the food, rinse thoroughly, and DRY with a paper towel, then add another thin coat of clean lard before you put them away.

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