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post #21 of 53 Old 02-14-2019, 08:05 PM
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Everything from breakfast (beignets are my favorite but biscuits run a close second) to chili, jambalaya or gumbo and desserts - cobblers are. The. Best.
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The hanging type... I may not use it. IDK. I don't think the lid is original, it doesn't sit tight on it, and if you hold it by the handle, it'll get off balance easily and the lid just falls right off. That won't be helpful hanging from a tripod.
Doesn't sound great for tripod use, but I have a 5-quart pot like that (mine has a glass lid) as a standard part of my STOVE-TOP cooking arsenal.

In fact, I think I used it twice in the last week, for two pork stews that began with browning the meat ("Cuban-style pork and sweet potatoes" and "pork, buttercup squash and chard chili" though by the time I added the chard to that 2nd one it was overflowing the pot and had to be transferred to my 8-quart pot).

The dish for which it really shines is chicken breast (bone-in with skin). I use a recipe I got on Chowhound some years ago which starts with searing the breast skin-side down - and the only way I've succeeded in getting a good sear is with the cast iron. I could do it in a skillet, but my bone-in breasts tend to stick up higher than a skillet's sides, and the Dutch oven's sides let me rest a spatter guard above it. (It still spatters, just not quite so much.)

Mmmm
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Great recipes! I cook with one with the wire on the top, just in my regular oven. makes great baked chicken! or stews.


Years ago, when I used to go on week long kayak trips ( out in the Pacific Ocean off of Vancouver Island), we'd bring along a dutch oven. You see, sea kayaks can carry a TONNNNNNN of gear. As long as you do not need to portage your kayak, the weight is more or less irrelevant. You do, however, have to keep room in the boat for floatation. Otherwise, if you should flip the kayak, it will sink!


anyway . . . . we used to make blackberry cobblers with the wild blackberries we picked. We made clam chowder with the butter clams we raked from the gravel. We made crab bread (crab cakes all together), steamed rockfish . . the best stuff ever!!



You pan with the lid lifter will be the best one for camping because the lip on the lid will keep the coals from falling off.


Hope it works.


oh, and by the way, you get iron from them, which is good for your health! especially if you cook something acidic like tomato sauce in it.
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You can cook anything in them you want. The one with a handle/no legs is used just like any pot you use on the stove at home. Does it hang straight without the lid? If not the lid causing it the handle could be bent and a good blacksmith could get it righted for you. You can hang it over the fire or place it on a grill top over the fire. The one with the flat lid is more for something you want to bake and need heat from both top and bottom.

The secret for cooking in them or any other type of pan for that matter is to be willing to cook long and slow over the fire. You want to start with lots of embers and only add new fuel (in the form of wood) as needed to keep hot embers. Keto friendly would be a big pot of green beans with smoked sausage. I always add potatoes too but you need to leave them out if you're worried about your diet. Any kind of beef or pork roast with veggies tossed in. Wrap the food in foil and place in your cast iron pot and let sit on the grill over a low fire (I actually use a an enamel roasting pan for this because your pot won't be big enough if you're feeding several people). It will be quite tasty at supper time and no peaking before hand, you need to keep the steam in. Soups, stews, beef & noodles, chicken and dumplings...the possibilities are endless.

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Go to TimFarmers CountryKitchen.com. He has tons of recipes!! A whole section on campfire cooking, I think. He used to be our Fish and Wildlife TV show guy, until he quit to be a TV star...lol. His show was airing on RFD Tv, (I no longer have a satellite dish) but we get it on KY PBS.

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As I said above I love to cook with cast iron. I have a pretty good selection of cast iron skillets in the house and I do most of the cooking at our house. Doesn't make my wife mad one bit. I really like steaks cooked in a cast iron skillet in a little bacon grease. Four and a half minutes per side in a medium heat skillet and they are a perfect medium steak with a nice sear on each side. MMMM. I also have an adjustable tripod and a cast iron pot and lid for it that must be a 12 quart it is big and great for cooking over a campfire. My wife calls it a witches caldron! LOL
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I do know I have seen some sort of chart with so many coals on top/ so many degrees somewhere.
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As I said above I love to cook with cast iron. I have a pretty good selection of cast iron skillets in the house and I do most of the cooking at our house. Doesn't make my wife mad one bit. I really like steaks cooked in a cast iron skillet in a little bacon grease. Four and a half minutes per side in a medium heat skillet and they are a perfect medium steak with a nice sear on each side. MMMM. I also have an adjustable tripod and a cast iron pot and lid for it that must be a 12 quart it is big and great for cooking over a campfire. My wife calls it a witches caldron! LOL
We grind our own hamburger...four lb Chuck to two lb sirloin. It's a little coarse. It makes the best burgers, seared in a cast iron skillet!
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Don't know if anyone mentioned with a lid holder, you can invert the lid over the coals and use it as a skillet!!

One of the best things about Dutch oven cooking in camp is the camp wide anticipation and fun it generates when the riding is done for the day!
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I really like steaks cooked in a cast iron skillet in a little bacon grease.
Absolutely. I've tried to broil meat - it was a disaster, can't get it figured out, shoe leather most of the time.

But with a cast iron skillet I seem to get it right (almost) every time, almost in spite of myself! And then there are the drippings ready for a good sauce.
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