Our favorite response of hers this month though is her no-nonsense answer to seasoning cast-iron pans. She seasoned her first one following the standard method of rubbing it with oil and then baking it, but she hasn’t since, explaining:
I found that simply using the pan was the best way to season it. Don't be afraid to add butter, oil, lard, or grease to the pan when cooking—it will help it become more nonstick over time.
Congratulations to ktr and thanks to everyone who participates over on the Hotline—the community wouldn’t be the same without you.
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