and Re-Oil With Every Use
To season your pot:
Wash your cooking pot and lid with warm soapy water and rinse thoroughly.
Let the pot dry completely.
Using 2 Tbsp or so of vegetable oil, use a paper towel and swish generous amounts of the oil around the inside, and coat outside of the pot and lid.
Set pot and lid on oven rack and heat in 250 degree oven for about an hour. The pot will darken to a beautiful golden earth tone.
Remove from oven with oven mitts and cool.
Oil the inside of the pot and heat for a few minutes on low each time the pot is used, before cooking begins.
What to do about burned foods in a micaceous pot? Easy peasy!
Simply soak the pot in warm water for a few minutes (30 minutes maximum).
Remove any stuck on food with a plastic or wooden utensil, rinse.
Then dry the inside with a towel.
Sprinkle a generous layer of salt on the inside and let set for a few hours or a day.
Then with a wooden or plastic utensil, scrape away all of the salt.
Wash with warm soap and water, rinse thoroughly.
Let dry completely.
Re-season the pot (see next post).