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How should I properly season a 19" wok (XL)

Wat's up Eggheads:

Let me preface this post with I am a newb when comes to wokking..... 

I just received my 19" wok from CGS last night. I watched a video (youtube) on how to season a wok and it showed the woman putting the wok in the oven for 20 mins or so at 400 degrees followed by frying chives to remove the metallic taste. 

I tried but my wok wont fit in the oven. Do I bake it then fry the chives all in the egg or is there a more preferred method to season? 

Any help is greatly appreciated. 
XL BGE 
Joe JR 
Baltimore, MD

Comments

  • Just do the chive thing, and then start cooking.  The "science" of seasoning is way overanalyzed.  Don't try to dry fry anything for the first few cooks.  Oil is your friend.  Soon, it will be black and non-stick (to a point) and eventually, a patina will form.
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • never mind :))

    You are in good hands


    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • never mind :))

    You are in good hands


    You are wise, Grasshopper.
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • GATABITESGATABITES Posts: 1,231
    So will the food stick to the wok without the patina? I guess you are saying to use more oil to prevent sticking? 
    XL BGE 
    Joe JR 
    Baltimore, MD
  • Black_BadgerBlack_Badger Posts: 1,182
    Yep, it is possible you'll get some sticking before the seasoning really builds up. Use plenty of a high smoke point oil (I like grape seed) for the first few cooks. It will be fine at the start and only get better with time. Definitely do the chives thing.

    Enjoy, it'll be great.

    B_B
    Finally back in the Badger State!

    Middleton, WI
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Have access to a large gas grill? I've seasoned a few woks in my gasser and it works fine. Gives me a chance to use the grill for something other than storage. This was the last one I seasoned (used flax seed oil on this one): Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
    I'd imagine it would work fine in your XL.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • Is there any reason why he should not season it in his egg? I guess it might smell a little but if you scrub the machine oil off I don't see any reason why you couldn't season it where you are going to use it........on your egg. could be wrong but seems like it makes sense




    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • ahhh- i guess you may not be able to shut the dome if the wok is too large........


    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    My 20" wok fits fine sitting upside down on the cooking grid under the dome. Dome clearance should not be a problem.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • GATABITESGATABITES Posts: 1,231
    edited October 2013
    @r2egg2q - naw man, i dont have a gasser. 
    XL BGE 
    Joe JR 
    Baltimore, MD
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