How To: Reseason Cast Iron

After you think you've ruined it ...

Before

About a year ago, a friend of ours visited for an extended period of time. She did a lot of cooking (which we enjoyed thoroughly) and a lot of dishes. She even — bless her heart — washed our brand new preseasoned Lodge cast iron skillet. It looked ruined, so we tucked it away and tried to forget about it, until a few days ago ...We finally decided that the stupid pan needed to be purged or salvaged. We called my mom to ask her how to reseason cast iron. She said something about bacon and fat and we (vegetarians) got a little worried.

Slightly daunted but hopeful, we turned to The Kitchn. Of course, over at the Kitchn there are some wonderfully simple, vegetarian-friendly instructions for seasoning cast iron. We carefully followed said instructions and they worked!

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The proof? A perfect grilled cheese sandwich!

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Related: Use Kosher Salt to Clean Cast Iron

Images: Stephanie Kinnear

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