New Cast Iron Skillet Owner Has a Question
I just bought a brand new Lodge cast iron skillet and made latkes tonight. I'm going to make more tomorrow. Can I leave the oil in the skillet for tomorrow or will this damage it?
i've left pork fat in overnight - never had problem.
that being said, when seasoning after further use, you should work with the smallest amount of fat possible, i.e.: about 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of fat, wiping it down with a paper towel, and removing all excess. otherwise, the seasoning can take on a tacky texture, and eventually cleve off the pan.
i would feel comfortable leaving it in, then, when cleaning, pay attention to how thin you can get the "finish" coat of fat/oil.
Most definitely. My mom almost never cleaned hers. Just scraped out what solids there were as best she could.