If you were to ask your Grandmother what her favorite cookware is/was chances are she would tell you about a piece of cast iron. In today’s fast paced world of the next best thing Cast Iron cookware has been tossed aside.
Honestly. I don’t understand. It is affordable, heavy duty, non stick, even cooking cook ware. It is so versatile it can go from stovetop to oven, and not get ruined.
I hadn’t given Cast Iron Skillets much thought before. My mom gave me a set of 3 cast iron skillets, and I had to google how to season them. Yes, I am ashamed because really this has become a lost art. In this world of expensive non stick cookware, we have forgotten all about cast iron.
So, today I will show you how to season a cast iron skillet. Maybe you will invest in a set and realize what you have been missing. This great heavy duty cookware will last you a lifetime, not cost you a fortune, and make the best corn bread you ever tasted!
First step, buy some cast iron, and some Lard, Or you could just use cooking oil.
The cast iron has little pits, or imperfections. What you are doing is baking the fat down into those little imperfections. It will make a smooth non-stick surface when your skillet has been seasoned properly.
It may take a time or two, or an extra pan of bacon for breakfast, but your skillet will have a nice smooth black surface in no time.
Now, you do not want to wash this skillet with water! Water will cause rust. Just wipe it clean with a paper towel.
If you do feel the need to wash it with water, make sure it is completely dry. You will probably also have to reseason it.
I hope I taught you something today. So, next time you are shopping for new cookware, why not pick up a cast iron skillet. You may be surprised when you fall in love with it.