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Bacon sticks to my Lodge cast iron skillet


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Bacon sticks to my Lodge cast iron skillet

brandygirl | Jul 6, 2014 08:24 PM

My Lodge pan is about 6 months old. Although it came pre-seasoned, I added seasoning to it before using it--wiped oil on it and put it in a hot oven. Also, each time I've used it, I've only used hot water and a green scrubbie to clean the pan--no soap, and then I dry it with a towel, wipe a thin layer of Crisco on it, and put it on the stovetop over high heat for about 15 minutes. I've cooked about three or four packages of bacon since the beginning of the year. I usually leave the bacon out about 10 minutes before cooking and I preheat the pan on medium heat for 4-5 minutes. If I don't also coat the bottom of the pan with a bit of oil, the bacon sticks like crazy to the pan.

Am I doing something wrong? Or is it normal to cook bacon in more grease? Bacon is the one thing I thought I should be able to cook without having to add oil.

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