The recipe was from cooking light, a southwestern style corn bread. While I did not like the finished product, edible but not enjoyable, we threw most of it away, I did enjoy the learning experience of using my new frying pan.
Here are a few things I learned...
One site said to "always preheat your pan". The recipe I was working on said to coat the pan lightly with cooking spray and place in oven for 5 minutes before you add the ingredients to be cooked.
If you are going to fry with your pan I found this pre-heating advice....
Here is what I found on a Southern Living Web Sight..
1. Wash skillet in hot, soapy water. Rinse thoroughly and dry completely.
2. Apply a thin coating of melted shortening (Crisco, for example) or vegetable oil with a solf cloth or paper towel.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place skillet UPSIDE DOWN on top oven rack.
4. Place foil on a cookie sheet and place on bottom rack of oven. This will catch the drippings from the skillet.
5. Bake in oven for one hour.
6. Turn oven off. DO NOT OPEN. Allow skillet to cool down in oven (several hours). There may be a film on your cookware, this comes off after use. You will have to use it a couple times as a test.
After each use, DO NOT CLEAN WITH SOAP - instead, let cool and use a hard plastic scraper to clean. Wipe well with oil afterward. If stuff is really caked on, you can soak it in hot water (after it's cooled off completely), but then you'll have to let it dry completely again and oil well.
(If you do encounter problems with your frying pan..here is what Serious Eats had to say..
"Worst Case Scenarios
Looks lovely clean and shiny!
Thanks Stephanie, Josh and Caleb for a beautiful and functional Christmas Gift. I will use it often and think of you guys and my Mom each time I do, love you!:-)
Happy Cooking Everyone!
Enjoy Your World:-)