How to season a cast iron skillet

December 7 2021 - 9:30pm
HOT STUFF: The seasoning of a cast-iron skillet is the the hard, protective coating formed by heating fats and oil on cast iron. Photo: Shutterstock

The 'seasoning' of a skillet is an integral part of what makes cast iron pans such unique cookware pieces. While plenty of food gurus will try to convince you of extra-fancy tips and tricks to season your skillet, it has very little to do with salt or spices.