seasoning cast iron using salt and potato
by Shari Dotson
(San Diego CA)
Cast iron pans is the only kind I will use anymore! I read online how to season cast iron pots...or at least remove a lot of rust (which mine had, bought from old thrift store).
Here is the Recipe:
Use a tablespoon of salt...regular old table salt, and half a potato to scrub it around with.
The grittiness of the salt will scrub off all the excess rust, and the potato will add just the right amount of moisture.
I gave the cast iron pots a rinse when done and let it dry in the air. Viola! Works like crazy!
I usually use a bit of olive oil in the pan when I go to cook something anyway, so I guess it gets the oil it needs when it gets put to the heat.
I use the same lid on my dutch oven as my fry pan. They all live on the stove top together, and they can nest to take up less room.
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