How to Season Cast Iron Skillets

Level:
Easy
Ingredients
  • New cast iron cookware
  • Warm soapy water
  • Vegetable shortening
  • Paper towels
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

  • Wash new cast iron cookware with warm soapy water and promptly towel dry. Generously coat cookware with vegetable shortening. Bake in oven for 1 hour.

  • Remove skillet from oven and rub again to redistribute oil. Place in the oven and bake again for 1 hour. Remove from oven. Wipe excess oil off with paper towels, then allow to cool before storing. Store in a cool, dry place, with paper towels below and on top of skillet to protect shelves and skillet.


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