Have a cast iron skillet passed down from a family member? Purchased your own? Need to refresh an old cast iron skillet? Read below!
Once you have cooked in cast iron, you will definitely fall in love. I love cooking in my cast iron skillet, but recently found an older one that needed some TLC. The best part about cast iron is that with a little work you can easily reinvigorate even the oldest skillet.
How to Season your Cast Iron Skillet
1. If your skillet has any debris, scrub well in hot soapy water. Dry thoroughly.
2. Add a thin layer of vegetable oil in the skillet. I usually use a paper towel to rub the vegetable oil on the sides of the skillet and ensure oil is covering every part of the base. You can also use melted shortening.
3. Turn the skillet upside down on a cookie sheet (to catch the oil drips).
4. Place in the oven at 375 degrees.
5. Bake 1 hour.
Tip: turn on the stovetop vent fan since I found some slight cooked oil smell towards the end of the cooking.
6. Let skillet cool in the oven.