Learn How to Prepare, Cook With, and Clean a Cast Iron Skillet

How To Season Your Cast-iron Skillet in Five Steps:

Scrub skillet well in hot soapy water.
Dry thoroughly.
Spread a thin layer of melted shortening or vegetable oil over the skillet.
Place it upside down on a middle oven rack at 375°. (Place foil on a lower rack to catch drips.)
Bake 1 hour; let cool in the oven. Watch the video: