There’s an incredible new Reddit star, a user named fatmummy222, who has become perhaps the most famous cast iron skillet spice in history after pouring, bubbling, and heating the same pot 80 times until it glows like a portal into another dimension.
A user posted the epic experience on the subreddit r/castiron, and it quickly became the most popular story on the admittedly niche forum covering a photo of a fridge bulging with eggs.
Seasoning a pan is an esoteric skill practiced by professional chefs and diligent home cooks alike. It has nothing to do with salt and pepper, but heats the fat on a pan, which bonds to the metal in a process called polymerization.
Practically, it allows you to fry your breakfast without it sticking. It’s a stinky, dirty job too, so I can’t imagine what fatmummy222’s house smells like right now.
You usually do the ritual once or twice to get a nice smooth surface, but fatmummy222 repeated the task over and over again until her usually spotty face glowed with a smooth marble sheen. The cracked eggs on it now slide across the surface like tiny ice skates, a sight that is strangely beautiful.
So far the post titled “I’m on 80 coats now. Don’t, guys. This is for effect and “science” only. And also for driving random internet strangers unreasonably mad” has amassed over 50,000 Reddit points equivalent to likes, and over 4,000 people have commented.
“If you spice it up 30 more times, it’ll be a window to a parallel universe,” said one user when the pan was only 30 layers of spice.
“It becomes a trillion different realities folded over each other like thin sheets of metal forming a single blade,” said another named Weekly_Resource_102.
Other users feigned cynicism about the project, such as m0nkeyh0use, who ventured: “I think Big Pan is somehow involved. And the illuminati, of course.”
Now we’re hoping fatmummy222 will push the project to 100 layers, thereby ending everything as we know it.