New iron cookware is pre-seasoned, but the iron skillets that I found at a garage sale several months ago were in dire need of re-curing.
MawMaw taught be how to care for my iron cookware so that they would last a lifetime (barring hurricanes, of course). The process is very simple.
First, lightly coat the inside of the pot with vegetable oil while the oven is pre-heating to 475 degrees.
Next, place it upside down on a sheet of foil in the oven. Allow it to “bake” for 30 minutes. If the pot is unusually pitted, repeat the process. This will build a smoother surface. Iron cookware is naturally non-stick, so if you find your food sticking to it, this just means that the pan needs re-seasoning.
Note: The oven will get quite smokey, but that’s just part of the process.
Turn the oven off, and allow the pot to cool in the oven.
Voilà! Isn’t it lovely?
There is nothing like iron cookware, I guarantee you that!
I hope that you are enjoying all that fall has to offer. ♥ Stacy