Cooking with a Dutch Oven

Thursday, July 22, 2010 @ 09:07 AM

Dutch ovens are ideal for cooking long and slow. Making casseroles, stews, and roasts are perfect in a Dutch oven.They can also be used to make or bake, pies, pizzas, breads, cakes, and biscuits.

Old style cast iron Dutch ovens are very versatile and can be used while cooking on an open campfire and on propane and charcoal grills. You can cook anything that you want and with so many different applications, without your stove top & without your conventional oven. A traditional Dutch oven with a flanged lid, is just that, an oven. You can pile coals on top to get a more even heating throughout the unit, creating a perfect oven.

Dutch ovens are also perfect for making stew or chili over an open fire. A tripod is especially handy to have when cooking this way. You are stewing, not baking, so you can cook long and slow by hanging the food over the flame & not placing the food right in the coals. Anyone that has ever made beef stew knows that the longer & slower you cook the meat, the more tender it will be. This also gives vegetables time to soften & flavors time to blend.

You can still use your Dutch oven inside at home. Start a roast on the stove top to brown the meat & saute some vegetables, cover & throw it in the oven to finish. You can deep fry in a cast iron Dutch oven on your stove top. You can still bake with it in your oven as well.

As long as you properly season &  care for a cast iron Dutch oven, it will treat you well and last for a lifetime.

Did you like this? Share it:

18 Responses to “Cooking with a Dutch Oven”

  1. Asley Fadely says:

    I prefer homemade pizza like everybody else, especially the Napoli style thin based pizza. I can help you if you need to look for pizza ovens for sale.

  2. wigelnyatt says:

    Did you know that you can cook pizza in your grill? They make special forms to sit on the grates to make the crust better & not burn so much.

  3. Why did you remove my post… My post was actually useful unlike most of these comments. Ill post it again. Heya guys, I spottet a excellent way to make a lot of money online posting blogs. I expect this is most likely for the website blogger but there are probably alot more bloggers reading this. I have made thousands using the techniques explained in the product and its only been two months. Free Money Making Blog By Blogging To The Bank

  4. Christina says:

    Your blog keeps me fascinated the whole entire time. Nice design and everything too. Thanks for posting this. Please do more!

  5. I like homemade pizza like all the others, especially the Napoli style thin based pizza. I can help you if you need to look for pizza ovens for sale.

  6. wigelnyatt says:

    I don’t need any pizza ovens at the moment but will keep you in mind. We usually use our grill or the oven.

  7. wigelnyatt says:

    Feel free to stop by any time.

  8. Can you tell us, your fans, a little bit about your childhood? I’m interested!

  9. wigelnyatt says:

    Girl Scout & camping inspired a love of cooking outdoors.

  10. Nice blog. I’ve been wanting to start my own sometime but never got around to it.

  11. wigelnyatt says:

    Great. Thanks. Try Word Press.

  12. hot kate 18 says:

    Your site loads up so fast. My site is rather slow. Which internet hosting are you by means of?

  13. Free Porn says:

    Very nice blog. Thanks for the great tips!

  14. wigelnyatt says:

    Thank you. And if you don’t have a Dutch Oven you should try cooking with cast iron sometime.

  15. Raul Zipp says:

    My spouse and I stumbled over here different web page and thought I might check things out. I like what I see so now i’m following you. Look forward to going over your web page for a second time.

  16. wigelnyatt says:

    Thank you very much. Should you have any questions, feel free to give us a call. We would be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

  17. Miestwin says:

    hello there, your websites are really unquie. I do appreciate your do the job

Leave a Reply