Fajita hot plates help to sear and stir-fry vegetables, meat and marinated meat. Fajita hot plates made of cast iron come preseasoned with a wooden trivet and a cushioned glove to protect hands while lifting the hot plates from the stove. Fajita hot plates generally have a round to oval shape, with a shallow cooking surface and a short rim.
Things You'll Need
- Paper towels
- Vegetable oil
- A raw potato
Remove the fajita hot plate from the trivet.
Rinse the fajita hot plate with hot water. You should not use detergent because it removes the oily layer of a preseasoned hot plate. Dry the hot plate thoroughly with paper towels.
Spray vegetable oil on the fajita plate. Cut a raw potato in half and use the broad end of the potato half to rub the oil evenly over the cooking surface.
Heat the fajita hot plate on low heat and slowly increase the temperature. Test for heat by sprinkling a few drops of water onto the plate; if they sizzle, the pan is hot enough to start adding meat or vegetables to stir-fry.
Tips & Warnings
- Do not cook cold food on the pan; it will stick, even if the pan is hot.
- Always use thick gloves to remove the pan from the stove to avoid burning your fingers.
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