This is my first time attempting to incorporate some video into my blog! Below, you will find an abridged version of what I am chatting about in the video. Today’s topic is Cast Iron!
When completing our wedding registry, I tried to be sensible. One of the first things I added was cast iron. There are a TON of options and styles. Using cast iron even helps add iron to your diet! Cast iron is nearly invincible. There’s a reason everyone from pioneers to campers use it. The kryptonite of cast iron is water, but even that is surmountable!
How to season your cast iron:
-Wash and dry your cast iron thoroughly if new.
-Scrub with steel wool to remove rust if need be
-Cover your entire piece in oil. Inside and out. Lodge suggests vegetable oil, canola oil, quality shortening, or their seasoning oil.
-Place your cast iron in the oven and set to 400. Make sure you have ventilation. There may be SOME smoke.
-Leave in the oven for at least 1hr. Turn off, and allow your cast iron to cool.
Cook with your cast iron as normal!
To wash your cast iron:
-Rinse with hot water
-Sprinkle liberally with salt and use a scrub brush like THIS or chain mail to get any food off. Rinse with hot water.
-The salt is abrasive enough to remove food without stripping the seasoning.
-Dry and re-oil with a thin layer.