Cast Iron Dutch Oven and Camping... anyone have one?
My brother was cleaning out their house - about to put it on the market and downsize now that my nephew has moved out, moved off, and taken all his friends with him. LOL Brother found hoarded up cast iron (Castarn, my Tennessee and Mississippi guy friends call it). Among the hoard was my grandmother and grandfather's dutch ovens.
One is the type you hang from a tripod over a fire, looks like an ordinary pot with a dome shaped lid.
The other is the type with 'feet' that you sit on the ground/in the coals, and put coals on the top. It has the handle for use in lifting the lid. It. weighs. a. ton.
My dad tells me he remembers 'momma and dad' cooking with both of those pots at deer camp when he was little... which would have been in the late 50s/early 60s.
Since I'm Camping with Horses now, I cleaned them up/cooked them to burn off any gunk, and seasoned both. I plan to put them in my horse trailer for use at camp. I've looked up how many coals go under and on top of it to reach the desired temperature to bake things, like... a five layer breakfast casserole (Which is in NO WAY Keto friendly). I keep bags of charcoal in the trailer.
Has anyone used either type, and if so... what on earth do you cook in them... beside canned biscuits and five layer breakfast casseroles?
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