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Cast Iron Seasoning w/ Bacon: Yes or No?

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Cast Iron Seasoning w/ Bacon: Yes or No?

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Mr. Scrapple | | Sep 2, 2008 09:46 PM

Hi Friends:

Plenty of good discussions about seasoning cast iron are back there, especially this one. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/433869

What I would like to focus on here is whether or not bacon-fat is an appropriate seasoning. The arguments against bacon I have heard are that it has a too low smoking point, and that it will go rancid as the pan is stored.

Many CH posters are pro-bacon, and I used bacon myself, but without really thinking about it. The pro-bacon argument seems to be that it is easy, and that, come on, it is bacon!!!

Is the bacon-fat-will-go-rancid argument valid? I dump all my bacon fat into a coffee can, and keep it under the sink, and it never smells rancid to me....

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