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Cast Iron Seasoning Won't Stay On

No, you need to cook it til its extremely hot or else you will get rust than needs to be sanded out.
Only then will the seasoning oil penetrate deep enough to not cause flakes and rust
Put it into an actual fire,

Mar 31, 2012
sarahspatch in Cookware

Cast Iron Seasoning Won't Stay On

You have too really sear in the first few seasonings, seasoning is nothing more than carbon buildup, If i were you, i would get a new, unseasoned pan, and start from scratch. I know they are costly, but worth it. Lodge, and Bayou classic have super quality pans. At first season, cook the crap out of it, put it in oven on clean with a vegetable shortening coating, then cook a few steaks in it, but use natural oil, like olive, it may stick a bit , so, just clean with no soap, just a rough dish sponge, dry well, coat with a natural vegetable oil, and bake some more. if you can, put it right into a fire, hot enough to burn out impurities. When seasoning, just cooking on stove doesnt get it hot enough to cook out the impurities, you need to really fire it until its red.

Mar 31, 2012
sarahspatch in Cookware

Stroudsburg area

Yes, the Stone Bar is a Pocono gem! Also consider Studebakers in Stroudsburg, casual but excellent food, prices, and atmosphere,

Mar 30, 2012
sarahspatch in Pennsylvania

Best thing you've found at a 99¢ Only Store?

Nature valley fruit twists, omg, they are awesome, First time I ever seen them was in the local dollar store, and I can't find them anywhere else, except online and they are usually sold out.

Mar 30, 2012
sarahspatch in Chains

Cast Iron Seasoning Won't Stay On

Mine I had to season from scratch, and I used virgin coconut oil, and olive oil. What I did, was put the pan into my woodstove for about two days.After that, I used it every two to three days for bacon, and steaks, and it's been great ever since, had it five years now with no rust, no flaking.

Mar 30, 2012
sarahspatch in Cookware

Need PA-centric foods for my new book

Lebanon bologna, and, I make Pa Dutch jerky.

Mar 30, 2012
sarahspatch in Pennsylvania

Need PA-centric foods for my new book

Polish food, as Halupki, is a must.

Mar 30, 2012
sarahspatch in Pennsylvania