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Seasoning Your Cast Iron Pan Is Easier Than You Think

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Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.

Today: KatieQ shows us just how easy seasoning a cast iron pan can be. 


Some of the best summer foods—crumbles, cornbreads, seared fish, just about anything cooked over a campfire—come down to the cast iron pan. If you don't have one yet, summer's just as good a time to find one as it is to use one: They're all over flea markets and tag sales. My dad found one on the side of the road, seasoned it, and gifted it to me. What's that? Seasoning? It's arguably the most important part of cast iron pan husbandry. Here, KatieQ shows us how to do it. All you'll need is an hour, an oven, and a slick of oil.

Any advice for seasoning a cast iron pan? Share away!

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