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  • UnoMas
    UnoMas :
    Hi all! I have had my Lodge Dutch oven for several years and I think I have used it once. We will be camping with a friend who always cooks over the campfire and I would like to make something in our Dutch oven. We will be using our tripod to cook steaks,...  more
    • March 22
    • · via iPad
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    • UnoMas
      Irvin & Nancy just outside of normal In honor of Saint Patty day, we did cabbage according to YouTube Kent Rollins , search for cabbage on his channel. Worked well.
    • UnoMas
      Joyce Do anything you would do on the stove top or in an oven. Mac and Cheese would be easy. Or wrap potatoes in foil and bake in Dutch oven.
    • UnoMas
      Corvallis Campers There are many recipes on the net for all sorts of main dishes, deserts, etc. I mostly use my large one for stews composed of onions, beef cubes, carrots and potatoes. I throw a packet of dried Lipton Onion Soup Mix as the "secret" seasoning ingredient....  more
    • UnoMas
      Charlie & Judy Kent Rollins on YouTube has sparkling potatoes I want to try. He beat Bobby Flat in CFS throw down. Hide 1 Reply
    • UnoMas
      Paul and Linda Ann Try pinterest app, go to Dutch Oven Cooking. Lots of great recipes on a wide variety of meals. 
  • ExhaustedSpark
    ExhaustedSpark:
    When using Cast iron what is your favorite sourse of heat? How well does it regulate the Cooking? etc. Etc.
    • October 9, 2017
    • ExhaustedSpark
      2DogNight Yep. Charcoal!
      • October 9, 2017
    • ExhaustedSpark
      PennyR Charcoal, each briquette burns at 25-35 degrees. I’m attaching a picture of a handy guide for temp control when cooking in your Dutch Oven
    • ExhaustedSpark
      Charlie & Judy I use Dutch oven calculator app for Android, has options for baking, braising, etc.
    • ExhaustedSpark
      Cajunville (John & Laurie) Charcoal
      • October 10, 2017
    • ExhaustedSpark
      marygee I have many sensitivities and can’t use charcoal because of the fumes from the lighter. Can we just cook over the firewood in the ring with a Dutch oven?
      • May 6
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      • ExhaustedSpark
        2DogNight Should NEVER use lighter fluid for charcoal! In addition to your sensitivities, it emparts petroleum flavors to your food. Just get a charcoal chimney - 2 different sized available from Weber, and others - then all it takes is a sheet of newspaper, or a s...  more
      • ExhaustedSpark
        2DogNight To answer your other question - yes, of course! That's how DOs have been used for hundreds of years! The difficulty is gauging and controlling the amount of heat. It's easier with charcoal, especially with all the apps and guides out there, for different ...  more
        • May 6
  • Okies D&T
    Okies D&T :
    Not sure if this is the right group to be asking this. Does anyone have an instant pot pressure cooker if so which one is the best to get there are several to choose from. And what is a good cook book for the instant pot?
    • August 17, 2017
    • · via iPhone
    • Okies D&T
      MovinTarget We'd like to know too! We have recently purchased an Aroma Pressure Cooker and it would be great to get some input! Thanks for your questions!
      • September 16, 2017
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      • Okies D&T
        Okies D&T Hi this is Terri. I ended up getting the instant pot duo 6 qt. And love it. I just have been getting recipes off Pinterest. I have also joined several IP groups on Facebook which have REALLY been a great help. I will let you know if by chance you make a s...  more
    • Okies D&T
      MovinTarget Thanks so much Terri!
      • September 16, 2017
    • Okies D&T
      ExhaustedSpark Nuts for cast iron. Have over 20 diff pans and dutch ovens. going to give most away to my sons and keep 3 or 4 for traveling. 
      • October 9, 2017
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      • Okies D&T
        marygee Haven’t gotten one yet. Recommendations?
        • May 6
    • Okies D&T
      zapper There is a group for IP's. Try "RV's and InstPots"
      • October 9, 2017
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      • Okies D&T
        zapper That should be "RV's and Instant Pots".
        • October 9, 2017
  • Stitchntraveler
    Stitchntraveler:
    We are extremely new to Dutch oven cooking. I have one I am playing with and was given another. The second done is in pretty awful shape. How do I clean and prepare it.
    Thanks,
    Ren
    • March 14, 2017
    • · via mobile
    • Stitchntraveler
      Paul and Linda Ann Hope it helps, best of luck!!
    • Stitchntraveler
      cruisin66 This is for a cast iron Dutch oven. If it's badly coated with old grease etc and you want to start over bury it in a really hot camp fire and it will burn off all the old coating. An alternate would be to put it in an oven during a clean cycle. If extreme...  more Hide 1 Reply
    • Stitchntraveler
      Irvin & Nancy just outside of normal Youtube gives good advice, we have several dutch ovens and cast iron cookware. Season well after cleaning, and the first things you cook in them after seasoning them it would be good to be something with some fat like sausage. Tomato sauce will take away ...  more
    • Stitchntraveler
      Stitchntraveler Good thing we don't eat tomato stuff!
      • March 15, 2017
    • Stitchntraveler
      Hinterland When we are dealing with new cast iron or cast iron that is cleaned down to raw, we use repeated thin coats of organic flax oil.  I used to use Tenderflake or Olive Oil, and still do for maintenance, but to bond to the raw iron, organic flax oil is a...  more
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  • webpilot- George & Connie
    webpilot- George & Connie :
    Why are there two groups, Dutch Oven Cooking, with exactly the same name. This group has 315 member and the other group has 42 members. Can't the two groups be combined?
    • January 13, 2017
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    • webpilot- George & Connie
      papermaker Hi, that would make logical sense !!! :S
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