THIS is why we save our bacon grease. To season a new cast iron skillet, melt and wipe hog grease over every surface, then place in a HOT oven for an hour. Turn oven off and let cool. Repeat two more times. Congratulations. You now have an indestructible non-stick pan with no Teflon.
First “recipe” in this bad boy is going to be Pan Pizza. Fried crust. I’ll post pics when it happens.
And yes, that is a Le Creuset enameled cast iron Dutch Oven on the top-right burner. If you don’t have one, get one. It is one of the most versatile pieces of kitchen equipment there is. It’s expensive, but the Dutch Oven and the Lodge are the only two pieces of equipment you need in an emergency situation. You can do EVERYTHING in those two vessels. Cast iron. 💪🏻
(The “van” down by the river smells WONDERFUL – not as good as the bacon-bookmarked koran burning, obviously, but still fantastic.)