Bayou Classic Cast Iron Cookware is the perfect choice for every Outdoor Cooking need. Excellent for hunting, fishing, camping, scouting, and your own backyard. With quality construction that sets the industry standard, they are made heavy duty, rough and rugged. Use for slow cooking stews, gumbo and chili. Fry fish and chicken. Grill pancakes, eggs and bacon. This whopper of a skillet can barely be lifted by one person when it's empty, so keep a fellow cook handy if you have to move it when it's full of fried chicken! Measuring 20 inches in diameter and 3 inches deep, the skillet cooks up enough fish, hamburgers, eggs and bacon, or pancakes to feed the whole hunting or fishing party. Bayou Classic makes this monster out of rugged cast iron, so it's sturdy enough for just about any cooking situation-a campfire, outdoor gas or patio stove, indoor stove top or oven, you name it. To clean, simply rinse and scrub the skillet without detergent after each use. No assembly is required.
Before the first use, the cast-iron skillet should be seasoned at least once and preferably several times. This will help prevent rusting and creates a nonstick finish. After washing and drying thoroughly, the skillet should be coated with solid vegetable shortening, such as lard or bacon fat (not butter or margarine). Let the skillet 'bake' in a 300-degree-F oven for one hour, then remove and wipe off the excess. Spraying with a non-stick shortening after each use can also help season the pan. Bayou Classic makes a full range of heavy-duty cookers and cookware for the outdoor chef. --Ann Bieri