Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tip? Tip?

If you've got yourself a cast iron skillet you probably know by now that you can't just wash it like it's any other cooking pan...it's speeeciiaaalll. If you didn't know that then you've probably already destroyed it with tons of soap by now.


If it's really gross you can take some salt and pour it right on the gross parts or all over it for all I care. Salt is a natural abrasive and will work away at those nasty home fries you burnt last week and left lying about on your rotten smelly kitchen table. With a bunched up paper towel, rub the salt into the grill and then dump the salt into the trash once you've gotten rid of most of the guck. Put the skillet back on heat to evaporate any remaining grossness. Season it -- and you're ready to make it all nasty again!

You can also put some veggie oil or olive oil in the pan and heat it up and rub the salt around, then wipe it down with a paper towel afterwards...either way works fine.

Remember, don't use any silver utensils either...it'll fuck up the taste and seasoning.

1 comment:

  1. You can also rub a small amount of olive oil on the pan with a paper towel and then put the pan in the oven on low for an hour or so - essentially re-seasoning the cast iron.