Cast iron pans are seasoned by applying a thin layer of oil or shortening to the entire pan, then baking in an oven preheated to 325 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour. The pan should be placed upside down on the oven rack with aluminum foil on the rack below.
Clean a cast-iron pan by adding hot water and soap to the pan, then scrubbing gently with a stiff brush. After a few minutes, wash the pan under hot water, and towel it dry immediately. Apply a small amount of oil to the surface to prevent rust.
All-purpose potatoes, such as Yukon gold, purple and white potatoes, are best for roasting. They are moister and hold their shape through the cooking process better than high-starch potatoes.
One easy way to make roasted potatoes is to cut small red potatoes into wedges, toss them with olive oil, then season them with salt and pepper. Spread the seasoned potatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet, and bake them for 40 minutes or until they're golden brown and tender.
To roast red potatoes, preheat the oven to 430 F, cut the potatoes in half and toss them in salt, oil and black pepper. With the cut side facing down, arrange the potatoes on a cookie sheet. Roast in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes.
It takes 30-40 minutes to roast potatoes in a 375-400 degree Fahrenheit oven. Some recipes recommend shaking the baking sheet at regular intervals to achieve maximum and even crispiness.
Scrub food particles from cast iron with warm water and a gentle soap, rinse with clean water, dry off and apply a thin layer of vegetable oil. Make sure to do this every time the pan is used to protect the seasoning on it.
Easy recipes for roasted potatoes include roasted potatoes with bacon and cheese, balsamic roasted potatoes and onion roasted potatoes. The onion roasted potatoes recipe is made by using only three ingredients.
To season a cast iron frying pan, clean the pan with water and soap, and dry it over a stove. Apply lard or cooking oil generously over the pan, leave it for several hours, remove excess grease, and bake in a preheated oven for a few hours. Cool the pan, and take out from the oven.
It takes between 30 minutes and one hour to roast a sweet potato in a 375-degree oven. The total roasting time depends on the size of the sweet potato.