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Episode 422 - Pot Luck
Curing Cast Iron
Treat that skillet right...
Lucky for you, I have a handy idea! It is something called tempering, and you should do it when you purchase a brand new cast iron skillet.

  • 1 new cast iron fry pan
  • cheese cloth
  • vegetable oil (or olive oil)

Pre-heat oven to 350. Dip cheesecloth into oil. Apply a liberal coating on the inside, the sides, the outside, and even the underside of the pan. Transfer into oven. Let it sit there for 2 hours. Turn oven off and allow pan to remain in oven overnight.

Now, your cast iron pan is tempered. Better still, it prevents it from rusting.