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Not another cast iron thread!?! A novel (to me at least) idea

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Not another cast iron thread!?! A novel (to me at least) idea

seamunky | Oct 15, 2011 07:52 PM

Hi everyone

This is my first post so please excuse me of any faux pas regarding posting etiquette. Yes this will be about seasoning cast iron. And yes I have read all the other lengthy lengthy threads regarding seasoning cast iron. But I don't believe this idea has come up.

I understand it is a personal thing and there are as many ways of seasoning as there are skillets out there. But there appears to be a common and shared view: The more you use your cast iron skillet, the better the seasoning will become.

Unfortunately, my cast iron skillet does not have a permanent place on my stove top and I do not have the opportunity to use it every week. However, my oven may get used at least once a week. So I pose to you a question.

Say I'm baking bread or roasting something. Can I just grease up my skillets and stick it in the oven along with my food items? Will this have the same effect as using it on a regular basis? Or will the moisture from the food interfere? What if I fill my skillet with oil as if I'm shallow frying? If I'm roasting at 350, that should be the same temp as frying chicken, right?

Thoughts? Ideas? Should I stick my cast iron cookware in the oven every time I turn it on? Thanks.

EDIT: for typos

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