seasoning cast iron using salt and potato

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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