Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Newbie with a Dutch Oven
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs

Open Roads Forum  >  Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs

 > Newbie with a Dutch Oven

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Prev  |  Next
Diamond c

West ky

Senior Member

Joined: 08/11/2020

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 09/22/20 03:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cornbread is always a good place to start. I made whiskey, peach, bar b quad chicken thighs last weekend. MMMMM GOOD!and easy

ppine

Northern Nevada

Senior Member

Joined: 07/04/2016

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 09/23/20 08:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you are starting out stay with one pot meals with fat in them. You need to get over your reluctance to cook in iron pots and build your confidence.

Making bread, biscuits or other baking requires much more finesse. Set yourself up for success.

Vintage465

Prunedale CA.

Senior Member

Joined: 05/02/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 09/24/20 08:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ppine wrote:

Chili has no beans.
If you put beans in it then it is something else.
According the International Chili Society.


Right........It just became something else.......Chili....with beans........pretty simple


V-465
2013 GMC 2500HD Duramax Denali. 2015 CreekSide 20fq w/450 watts solar and 465 amp/hour of batteries. Retiring in 2021, then look-out road, here we come!

Vintage465

Prunedale CA.

Senior Member

Joined: 05/02/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 09/25/20 05:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think a roll of "crack and pop" biscuits is a great way to start with the Dutch Oven. Here's why: They're cheap. They require next to no effort to make. If you screw it up by being to hot or cold with the coals, you've lost next to nothing in $$$$ or time.
Below is a guide to assist with learning the right amount of coals to use with different Dutch Oven sizes.
[image]

mchero

Henniker, NH

Senior Member

Joined: 11/09/2004

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 09/25/20 06:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Interesting chart Vintage. Thanks for sharing.

ppine

Northern Nevada

Senior Member

Joined: 07/04/2016

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 09/26/20 07:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"The chart" is an example of why some people collect iron cooking implements but never use them. I know lots of people in that category. They look at things like this and get intimidated. I know a guy that has table, a free standing fire place and 5 DOs. He has never used them even once.

If you start with a stew or roast and "use some wood coals" on it you can't go wrong.

Piddlers

Tennessee

Full Member

Joined: 05/01/2015

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 09/27/20 06:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you everyone!! I appreciate the input.

Thanks again -

propchef

NORCAL

New Member

Joined: 10/02/2020

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/02/20 08:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Piddlers wrote:

We have a "new" to us Dutch oven that will be going on our camping trip next month. Would like to know from those with experience what would be one of the first things we should try until we have experience under our belt.

Would kind of like a one pot meal that we could experiment with that is tried and true.

Thanks!


Gumbo?

https://youtu.be/4ESvZSmROKo

propchef

NORCAL

New Member

Joined: 10/02/2020

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/02/20 08:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dick_B wrote:

I recently read and posted that crumpled aluminum foil makes cleanup easier (not easy). Can't verify from experience.


PLEASE don't do this. Please.

It's a myth that you can't wash cast iron with hot soapy water. In fact, that's the preference. What you can't do is put it in the dishwasher which isn't usually an issue while camping.

My wife and I are both professional chefs and use cast iron daily. Cook, wash, then DRY completely over low heat.

Dutch ovens are great for many things, including hard crust bread.

Diamond c

West ky

Senior Member

Joined: 08/11/2020

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/03/20 08:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think I’m gonna make beef stroganoff tonight. It’s a good excuse to build a fire and relax with my feet up while cooking supper too.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs

 > Newbie with a Dutch Oven
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.