Clay pots are an excellent option for cooking in a material that is safe for our health. Besides being thermal, looking beautiful and adding another touch to our kitchens, for some strange reason, the food we cook in them tastes extremely different but delicious.
But, so that the heat does not mistreat you, nor do they break so easily, you should not cook in one of them without first knowing how to cure a clay pot.
This is one of the methods with water, lemon, salt, and baking soda.
- Cold water to cover the casserole well
- ½ clove of fresh garlic
- ½ cup vinegar
- Olive oil
Step by Step:
- Let soaking the casserole or pot in cold, clean water for 12 hours.
- Drainsand dry.
- Taking the ½ clove of garlic and rub it all over the inside, it is used especially in unglazed clay.
- Full the casserole or pot almost to the brim with clean water and add the vinegar. Stir.
- put the pot or clay pot over medium heat so that it gradually warms up to a boil.
- Let boil until liquid is reduced to about ½ cup.
- Turns off the fire and let it cool completely.
Garlic is said to clog the pores of the mud and help prevent any leakage; We also know that garlic is bactericidal and will help the unglazed parts to harden.
- To cook fish, shellfish or foods with strong aromas or flavors, it is advisable to strengthen our pot / casserole so that these odors do not remain; Once soaked, pass a thin layer of olive oil all over the inside and on the lid. Place in an oven preheated to 300C for 1 hour and a half. Turn off the oven and let it cool completely.
- To wash a freshly cured pot, it is necessary to soak it in soapy water and scrub food stains with a sponge or soft brush; If it has been cured for a long time and you want to use it again, we recommend curing it again.
Now that you knowhow to cure a crock pot, You are ready to use them! Tell us what delicious dishes you would love to cook in them.
In the following video we see some more tips that can help you cure your pot and clay pots: