A different idea on seasoning cast iron
- I found this at
How to season a new Dutch oven
Cast-iron cooking utensils can give a metallic flavor to foods
prepared in them if they are not properly seasoned. Floyd calls
this seasoning process "sweetening ."
Here is an unusual seasoning method used by Harold Nelson, ranch
cook Estes Park, Colorado:
Fill the skillet or Dutch oven with water and boil a handful of dry
hay. The hay can be alfalfa or grass mix. Boil the hay at a rolling
boil for about twenty minutes. Then you can rinse the utensil and
rub it with cooking oil. You can also use the water from the boiled
hay to sweeten wooden or tin dishes. Soak the dishes for at least 20
Anyone ever tried this?