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Seasoning Cast Iron Recipe

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Added: Saturday, May 19, 2007

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Vegetable Shortening

Directions:
Directions:
To prevent rusting, prolong the life of the pan and ensure easy cleanup, cast-iron pans should be seasoned prior to their initial use. To properly season a cast-iron pan, follow a few simple steps:

Wash the pan with warm, soapy water. Rinse and dry thoroughly. Rub with a thin coating of vegetable shortening. (Do not use salted fat such as butter or margarine.)

Place pan upside down in a 325 oven for two (2) hours. Wipe off excess shortening. Store Pan with a dry paper towel on it's surface to absorb excess moisture and inhibit rusting. Each time the pan is used thereafter wash it with hot soapy water; dry thoroughly. Rub vegetable oil over the surface, wipe thoroughly with a paper towel and store.

To prevent rusting, store away from damp places, such as under the sink.

Never scour your cast iron pan or place in a dish washer. If rusting occurs, rub away with salt and re-season. Cast iron will darken with use.

 

 

 

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