DO Cooking

Discussion in 'Dutch Oven Cooking' started by hvac1877, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. hvac1877

    hvac1877 Old Dominion Iron Chefs Highland Springs, Va

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    Welcome to Dutch Oven Cooking. This area is for the experience cooker to the novice cooker!!!!! If you have any questions or want to share your wonderful recipes and pictures of your dishes please due!!!! There is alot of people who love to cook in a dutch oven and doing so opens up your options for meals. So come on enjoy cooking in the black pot!!!!!!!!
     
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    Eanddrice Member

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    [:D] I'm glad to see this thread get started. Always fun to see what other folks do. I'm always on the lookout for new recipes and different ways of cooking.
     
  3. CampCrazyMom

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    When my youngest DS was in 5th grade his school was lucky enough to get to go on a special, new outing called "Kids Outdoors." I was blessed to be asked to be a chaperone. Ours was the only school in our district to be chosen & there was one school from a neighboring district (so this was a VERY special occurance for us). And....IT GOT US STARTED CAMPING!!! [CP]

    What happened during the program was the kids were shown different ways to enjoy nature, from identifying trees, plants, bugs & animals to being shown basic survival/first aide skills. In one area there was a camp kitchen set up. The students were given recipes, had to help prepare some items, and most importantly: got to eat!

    The recipe that we have taken with us each time we camp is our dutch oven desert. It is simple & delicious.

    1 box cake mix (yellow)
    1 stick butter
    1 can fruit filling

    Pour the cake mix into the DO. Chunk the butter into table spoons and drop it in. Pour the fruit filling in, put the lid on & you're done! [:)O] [oops, I think it was 8 coals each on top & bottom)

    Our guide also gave us this website. Enjoy!
    www.dutchovencookware.com/dutch-oven-recipes.html
     
  4. FL_Bill

    FL_Bill I'm cooking something yummy!

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    We call this dump cake. However I always put the pie filling on the bottom. I cover it with cake mix and the pie filling boils threw the cake mix making a yummy dump cake...

    FL Bill
     
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    fritz_monroe New Member

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    This is one that we used to make in Boy Scouts. It is actually how we made all the cobblers, dump in the fruit, put on the cake mix then the butter.
     
  6. Hawkester

    Hawkester Hawkesnest

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    How many of you line your DO's?

    I have always used aluminum foil to make it easier to clean and get the food out.

    Anyone use anything other than aluminum foil?
     
  7. popuppartyof5

    popuppartyof5 Are we having fun yet???

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    I usually use spray oil or crisco to grease the DO. I have also have used aluminum pie plates and just put them in the bottom to cook. Just take out and then I do not have to clean!! :) We made a breakfast casserole this weekend in the DO while camping and used egg whites and they really stuck to the side. I keep old store bonus point cards to use to scrap the DO if it is really bad. That did not work very well and we went old school and picked up a handful of sand from the ground( live in coastal NC thank goodness) . Worked like a charm.
     
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    Dammitjim New Member

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    I actually use coarse salt to scrub the CI when something sticks to it. Aluminum foil is awesome, though!
    What do you guys think about using bacon drippings? I haven't really had to spray or re-oil my CI after cooking.
     
  9. popuppartyof5

    popuppartyof5 Are we having fun yet???

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    I use bacon grease quite a bit. Whenever I make bacon I save a small amount in a glass bowl with a lid that I keep in the fridge. I cook with cast iron ever day. I put a bit of bacon grease on it when it needs some TLC or I want the flavor in something I cook. [CP]
     
  10. Hanvee3

    Hanvee3 New Member

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    We have been using DO forever. At one point we had 4, one large and 3 small. However, although we do take some camping, we never use them as ovens. They are all flat bottomed and we use them on top of the stove or in the oven, as one would use other types of pots. DW started using them several years ago when she read research that showed there was health benefit to be derived from them because they give off iron. We do believe that food taste better when cooked in them. We just clean them as one would clean regular pots. If they become greasy on the outside, we heat them up and spray with oven cleaner. Good as new!. (Just the outside though)
     
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    I use the Coleman parchment paper liners when doing cobblers or cakes. They make clean up so much easier!
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Coleman-Parchment-Paper-Oven-Liner-8-Pack/13848643
     
  12. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill PUP-2002 Flagstaff 725D TV- 2004 Dodge Ram 1500

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    I heard, and have used aluminum foil to scrub the cast iron. It is hard enough to get stuck on stuff but soft enough to not take the seasoning off.
     
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    When I don't feel like scrubbing use parchment liners but only on sugary desserts or when letting 10 year old cook.
     
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    kurtes Reno, NV

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    I want to buy a Dutch Oven and learn how to use it, this looks like a good thread to follow.
     
  15. Beerlifter

    Beerlifter Oklahoma, It's not just for Indians anymore!

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    I was looking for something a little bigger and lighter than my first table. I needed something big enough to hold at least 2 DO,chimney and charcoal. So I, once again, headed out to the garage. I noticed two metal ironing boards up on a shelf, hmmm I thought. Took one down and set it up with the 2 DO on it and it seemed to be pretty steady. I was really skeptical at first but after a couple of uses I'm sold!

    Really light weight, folds up flat, can be stored almost anywhere. The place on the far end that holds the hot iron will hold the hot chimney perfectly!!!

    Maybe there is a market for these, nah someone has probably allready done it!!!!

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    Those of you that use the cakemix / can of fruit filling / butter recipes- you are missing a key ingredient. Cinnamon! For recipes that will work well with it, like peach or apple cobbler, I sprinkle on liberal amounts of cinnamon, and it really kicks it up a notch. Plus, you can smell the cinnamon the whol time the cobbler cooks. Mmmmm.................
     
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    I've become addicted to Pinterest. I used a recipe there where you dump the fruit on the bottom, put the cake mix on top, and then pour a can of Sprite over it. Do you think this would work in a DO? It turned out great in the oven, and no butter means less calories. Diet Sprite means even less.
     
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    Love the ironing boards!
     
  19. iceman

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    Yes it does work!
     
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    Love this DO cooking, I just picked up my 3rd DO a Lodge 8"!!!
     

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