How To Cook With A Cast Iron Skillet

A cast iron skillet can be a campers best friend. Take a look at this quick video on the best ways to cook in a cast iron skillet and the best ways to keep your cast iron skillet clean.

Do you have any more tips for cooking with a cast iron skillet?


  1. Thanks for the information. I learned a lot from your video! My cast iron skillet instructions say to use a 350F oven and it’s always sticky. I did not know to bring the pan to smoking point when putting the fresh oil layer on or to reseason after use. Guess I’ll have to go pull mine out b/c I used it today and didn’t do the steps you showed.

  2. We collect Cast Iron and use them daily. I have found the BEST way to season them is with Coconut Oil. After thoroughly cleaning the piece, coat it really well with the oil. Then get a good campfire burning with lots of coals. Bury the piece in the coals and let it sit for several hours…… Overnight is great. Does a fantastic job !!

  3. Does anybody know how to make biscuits using an iron skillet ON THE BURNER or OVER A CAMPFIRE—not in the oven?