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Tiny Dutch Oven - Suitable for compact carry

Postby dchurch » Sat May 21, 2022 2:06 pm

Cast iron is great but I have to be honest, I’m not completely sold on the idea of using it for compact trailer camping. Maybe it’s the backpacker in me. Okay, it’s heavy.

But this tiny 1qt Dutch oven by Petromax weighs just 6.6lbs. It’s a fun little cooker and is especially suitable for side dishes, corn bread, and cobblers; or even a light meal for two. This little Dutch oven has earned its place in our galley.

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Here's a link to this compact Dutch Oven: https://amzn.to/3v4Imkz

Simple Camp Corn Bread:
1 @ 9oz can of corn (I use the same small can as a measuring cup below)
1 @ 9oz can of Cornmeal
1 @ 9oz can of Bisquick
1 shot of veg. oil
1 egg
1 dash of Salt
1 dash of Red Pepper
Add milk to thin as oatmeal
Butter the Dutch Oven liberally with margarine (butter will burn) and dust well with dry cornmeal
Spoon in the mix, cover and bake @ 400F for 30 minutes. We set it on a small patch of coals and pretty well cover the lid with them.
It takes some experience to learn how to use this oven. I think corn bread or cobbler is a good place to start.
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Re: Tiny Dutch Oven - Suitable for compact carry

Postby KCStudly » Sun May 22, 2022 8:59 am

Cool. :thumbsup:
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Re: Tiny Dutch Oven - Suitable for compact carry

Postby mountainminded » Sun May 22, 2022 11:50 am

dchurch wrote:Cast iron is great but I have to be honest, I’m not completely sold on the idea of using it for compact trailer camping. Maybe it’s the backpacker in me. Okay, it’s heavy.


I’ve used an aluminum Banks “Fry Bake” in the backcountry for 25-years. They are a bit lighter in weight and work surprisingly well. They do not “season” like cast iron but are still easy to clean. Several sizes are available: http://www.FryBake.com


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Re: Tiny Dutch Oven - Suitable for compact carry

Postby hankaye » Fri Jul 22, 2022 9:37 am

Howdy All;

Being single I find the smaller CI cookware interesting, yet there is/are no practical
recipes for using them without a ton of experimenting and these days that's really
not a good option. Also, living in an RV doesn't leave much room for storage/left
overs.
Suggestions, thoughts, recipes ?????

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Re: Tiny Dutch Oven - Suitable for compact carry

Postby bobhenry » Mon Aug 01, 2022 5:31 pm

One small dutch oven will afford you a lid for a flat grill an open cast iron pot that can also be used as a skillet and a baking or roasting oven ! That is 4 uses out of one item. It storage is tight use it for spices ,flat ware and even napkin storage while in transit.

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Re: Tiny Dutch Oven - Suitable for compact carry

Postby Tom&Shelly » Mon Aug 01, 2022 6:18 pm

bobhenry wrote:One small dutch oven will afford you a lid for a flat grill an open cast iron pot that can also be used as a skillet and a baking or roasting oven ! That is 4 uses out of one item. It storage is tight use it for spices ,flat ware and even napkin storage while in transit.


We carry an 8 inch dutch (Camp Chef) and an 8 inch cast iron frying pan (Lodge), and the dutch lid fits perfect on the frying pan. Makes a much better lid for the pan than an aluminum plate.

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Re: Tiny Dutch Oven - Suitable for compact carry

Postby bobhenry » Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:23 pm

yOU MENTIONED RECIPES... tHIS LITTLE BOOK HAS A GREAT CROSS SECTION OF MEALS AND DESSERTS AND ADVISES YOU HOW TO COOK AT HOME OR OVER COALS....

https://www.abebooks.com/Cast-Iron-Cook ... 7543401/bd
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