Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tis' The Season

I found and old cast iron Dutch Oven buy an outbuilding at my parents place.  The thing looked like something that should been thrown away, but I decided to try my hand at seasoning the old thing.
I had read an article how easy it was to season cast iron.  I in my novice state took a bit longer in doing so.  I used 4 steel wool pads (and a couple beer) to get all the rust off.  Then after doing so I poured Coke over the entire thing and let it dry.  After it dried I rubbed it with Crisco while the oven preheated.

I preheated the oven to 425 and lined the racks with foil so the Crisco didn't create another thing for me to clean. Left in in there for about 3 hours (which is how long it took me to clean the kitchen).

After the time had expired I left it in the oven until the next day.  I think it turned out better than expected and since we have more time than money it was well worth it.


Mycket said...

That's amazing! Looks brand new! Can't wait to see what you cook up in there.

Dan Wright said...

Come on down, we will make you dinner! You are only 3 1/2 hours away... let us know when you are coming.

kitchengeeking said...

I'll be making reservations soon too!

WV Girl said...

awesome...can I come too?

TucsonBob said...

Haven't been on the whiskey path in a while -- great job on the dutch oven! I'm impressed!