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How to Season a Wok Recipe (with Video)

Mushroom-free, Soy-free, Dairy-free
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Discover our How to Season a Wok Recipe, a International recipe perfect as a main course recipe. Download the Flavrs app for 1000+ free food videos and recipes!

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Recipe Time: 5min


- 1 carbon steel wok
- 1 stove
- 1 Neutral oil
- 1 paper towel
- 1 soft sponge
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Cleaning the Wok
1. Thoroughly wash your wok with hot water and mild dish detergent to remove the factory oil and residue.
2. If your wok has a wooden handle, avoid getting the handle wet to prevent any warping of the wood.
3. Wipe the wok completely dry.
Heating the Wok
1. Set your wok on the stove over high heat.
2. Heat all areas of the wok over the heat source until you see the carbon steel change color to a bluish color.
3. Ensure all areas of the wok change color before proceeding to the next step.
Applying Oil to the Wok
1. Add 1 tbsp of oil to the wok and carefully use tongs or a wok ladle to spread the oil evenly throughout the wok.
2. Turn the heat down to medium low and continue heating until there is no visible oil left in the wok.
Maintaining the Wok
1. Repeat this process after cooking with your wok to develop a greater layer of non-stick patina and have fun cooking!

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