Good morning and happy Monday! After a busy weekend working in the yard, today I’m concentrating on a few indoor projects. One project is seasoning my cast iron pan. Have you ever done this?
We have two cast iron pans. One is a small one that belonged to my Grandmother. The other is a large one made by Emeril Lagasse. (which is why we call the pan Emeril) We use Emeril practically every day. I use it to cook bacon or sausage for breakfast and then we use it again for dinner. And boy is it heavy! But with so much use, I need to season it periodically to get rid of the rust.
So, in a few simple steps I’ll season the cast iron pan and it will be good to go for many more meals.
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Step 2: Wash your pan in warm soapy water.
Step 3: Dry the pan thoroughly.
Step 4: Wipe a thin coat of vegetable oil all over the inside and outside of the pan.
Step 5: Wipe off the excess oil with a paper towel.
Step 6: Place the pan upside down in oven and bake for one hour. Turn off the oven and leave the pan in the oven until cool. (Make sure you put a piece of aluminum foil underneath the pan to catch any drippings.) You also may want to crack open a few windows in the kitchen while you do this. And light a candle….
Now my pan is good as new and ready to use for dinner! And now I need to go pick up Lacey from the groomer. She’s getting her “summer” hair cut. I hope you have a wonderful day! Thank you for stopping by! xoxo Dell