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Cast iron problems!

Chandler114 | May 12, 201902:46 PM     12

Alright, long story short. I'm stupid. I was making Salmon, (an orange, honey, garlic salmon) Baked in the oven, in a cast iron comal at 400 degrees for 5 minutes.

Pulled out of oven and GOOD LORD the sauce was not just burnt, but hard, carbonized, Jurassic era, hardened rock. Like, actual rock. Yeah, I soaked it. I was definitely going to have to re-season this mess. Soaked for hours, scrubbed with my cast iron chain mail, a scraper, a spatula. I LITERALLY HAD TO CHISEL some of it off. I finally lost it and used a brillo bad like a crazy person. Of course, scraped off the seasoning in spots and strips. I was going to re-season as is, but I've decided to strip it.

I don't have a bucket.

So I poured vinegar in the comal face to sit for a few days.

So my questions are:
1. Can I just re-season that part or will it end up weird? Because the rest of the comal is fine.
2. Next time this happens, what do I do?

Thank you.

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