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First Try With Our New DO

Postby Vedette » Tue May 28, 2013 12:08 am

Well, we are hooked!
After attending the Dam Gathering, we purchased our first Dutch Oven on the way home.
Lodge 12" Regular.
Well tonight we feasted on our first try with our new cookware.
Sandi roasted a 4 lb. Chicken with all the trimmings.
Onions, potatoes, carrots, parsnips, etc.
It came out perfect! :thumbsup:
Mouth watering , juicy, chicken with vegetables cooked to perfection.
And ?while Sandi was cooking we remembered our new lid lifter is still in transit, so as the say necessity is the mother of invention. I went out to the shop and welded up a simple lifter while my dinner was cooking.
Had it ready by time Sandi was ready to add the vegetables.
Wish I was better at posting pictures, because I did take some!!
We are confident now and ready to try many new recipes, while camping!
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Re: First Try With Our New DO

Postby GerryS » Tue May 28, 2013 5:00 am

I'm an advocate of an unusual seasoning technique....use beeswax. Seasoning is done the same way, just don't use oil, get a block of 100% beeswax in heat up the DO or skillet and run the block on the item, then season as usual.

With the skillet, it it as slippery as the most expensive Teflon I've ever used. It's truly amazing! I've been using CI for 20 years the old way, but this simple change has made me all but toss every other skillet in our kitchen. My range, smoker, Ned grill are all cast iron, and treated with's a beautiful thing!
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Re: First Try With Our New DO

Postby bobhenry » Tue May 28, 2013 6:35 am

Just because you are camping you don't have to dine on hot dogs on a stick. There are hundreds and hundreds of good recipes in 3 or 4 cookbooks on this site alone. They will keep you making creative mouth watering dinners and desserts for years to come.

I cheated on the spring gathering and made a super simple chicken noodle dinner I thought I would share. I boiled some dried egg noodles in salted water with a big blop of butter. When they were ready I drained the noodles then added a large can of chicken noodles for the broth flavoring and then dropped in 2 cans of canned chicken breast. It was almost as good as grandma's and was as simple as boiling water :thumbsup:

P.s. Congratz on your first dutch oven dinner. :D
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Re: First Try With Our New DO

Postby Dean in Eureka, CA » Tue May 28, 2013 8:02 am

:D Good deal! Check out our selection of CI
recipes on the cooking channel. You will definitely get cast ironitis after watching some of them.
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Re: First Try With Our New DO

Postby slowcowboy » Wed May 29, 2013 9:11 am

you can do slows camping dish of spam and eggs in a frying pan! seems to keep me from starving! heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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