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Cast iron Dutch oven

Discussion in 'Food Talk' started by DBTaco, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. Jan 30, 2014 at 6:02 PM
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    DBTaco

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    So my mom and dad gave me a cast iron Dutch oven for Christmas and haven't used it yet bc I can't find or think of anything to cook in it. What do you guys cook in your Dutch ovens? Also specify on the grill or in the oven. I forgot how many quarts it is. It's an emirl. Don't think I spelled his name right
     
  2. Jan 30, 2014 at 6:06 PM
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    Pugga

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    I have one and love it! My favorite meal so far as been lamb. Honestly, I've just googled 'Dutch oven meals' and gone from there, trying different recipes. I use mine on a cooktop and then in the oven. Usually brown the meat in the dutch oven on it's own, add veggies, broth, red wine, etc, cover and simmer. I believe I have the Emeril one as well, it's a good sized one, don't remember how many quarts.
     
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    If you are cooking for a group brunch i highly suggest dutch oven french toast! With some real maple syrup....it's a great superbowl/ tailgate/ new years day food...
     
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    Cook some desserts in it or anything in it! They are so versatile you won't believe what you can cook.
     
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    I've seen a video on YouTube that someone cooked a whole chicken in it
     
  6. Jan 30, 2014 at 6:37 PM
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    Looking for something a little more different than that though
     
  7. Feb 10, 2014 at 8:39 AM
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    Just made frijoles last night. Baked them in my Dutch. Amazing. Creamy, rich, spicy. Mexican beans.

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    I cook all my game meats in my Dutch oven. Cook it nice and slow at 225 for 4 to 5 hour's, while out at evening hunt. Venison Roast, stews, and grouse are the best in the Dutch oven.
     
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    Old thread, I know, but I have 2 enameled cast iron Dutch ovens... One for general cookery and one dedicated for deep frying. Cast iron for deep frying is great because the temp stays very stable. It lives in the oven with a candy thermometer attached, half full of peanut oil. I don't cover it and I have to take it out of the oven when I want to use the oven, but it's worth it to always have ready to fry. I change the oil about once a month.
     
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    Just threw a cast iron on my wish list for Xmas. Someone had one at a recent camping trip and it was awesome. Must have.
     
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    Yeah, once you get familiar with cast iron cooking, no way to go back. Burgers are diner-style when you use a hot cast iron pan and the patties are thin. They get a great crust on them.
     
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    make a peach cobbler...or stew!
     
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    I got a Le Creuset dutch oven that is great for making homemade bread
     
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    Anything you use a skillet for, you can also use a Dutch oven. I like it because there's less grease splatter to clean up. Nice even heat distribution.
     
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