Comments on: Living Well: 15 Secrets to Dutch Oven Cooking http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:03:38 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Jared http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-954230 Jared Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:13:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-954230 I’ve been cooking with dutch ovens for over 6 years now and one thing I’ve learned is that every dutch oven chef has his own techniques and they all work really well. I cook in my dutch ovens as often as I can, many times in my back yard. I even take them to college with me. By no means do I consider myself an expert but I feel dutch oven cooking is a lot of trial and error, and comes with lots of practice. This weekend I will be cooking a main dish for 300+ people. The only reason I feel confident in doing this is because I have done two trial runs of the dish I will be preparing and was able to work out the bugs before the event.

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By: Merri http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-952645 Merri Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:30:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-952645 We started using a dutch oven a few years ago, and have had many delicious, successful meals from it. However, our last couple of trips, we,vet had trouble. We’ve been following the directions that came with our DO for the number of briquettes needed for our required temp. What should be done in 30 minutes isn’t ready after an hour. Or the top cooks, but not the bottom. Any ideas?

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By: 15 Secrets to Dutch Oven Cooking - TinHatRanch http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-940633 15 Secrets to Dutch Oven Cooking - TinHatRanch Sun, 22 Jun 2014 16:26:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-940633 [...] 15 Secrets to Dutch Oven Cooking [...]

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By: David http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-930635 David Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:39:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-930635 I have had good and bad cooking experiences with dutch ovens. The roast beef with carrots, potatoes and onions up on Mt. Baker was perfect and equally yummy for breakfast the next day. The dutch oven heated to glowing by accident was not so good. The roast was charcoal a third of the way in and the carrots burst into flames when the lid was finally lifted. I never did get all the charcoal out of the bottom and it was lost in a hasty move a few years back. I have since replaced the dutch oven, but I have not been camping since.

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By: Steve http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-930502 Steve Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:56:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-930502 Yes you can, coat the entire pot in crisco or shortening (inside and out, the handle, everything). Then put your grill on low, and put in the dutch over and lid (upside down) for about an hour then shut it off, and let them cool completely before removing.

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By: Steve http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-930497 Steve Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:53:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-930497 People are criticizing you for using lighting fluid, but I dont think it makes a difference at all when cooking in a dutch oven . The reason for using the paper in the charcoal chimneys is to prevent fluid taste from getting into the coals and ultimately your food, but if your cooking on a cast iron pot with the lid on, its makes no difference how you start the coals, or even if your using regular campfire wood not meant for cooking or smoking because the smoke does not really infuse the food in a dutch oven like it would cooking on a grill or smoker.

I dont use paper myself either anymore, I use paper towels with a little bacon grease or vegetable oil. Works like a charm and not much paper flies up in the air with paper towels and the little bit of grease or oil helps accelerate it. I learned to do this after I had to light my chimney twice a few times when the paper did not start it on the first try.

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By: Dutch Oven Cooking 101 - Camping and Outdoor Life http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-922388 Dutch Oven Cooking 101 - Camping and Outdoor Life Sun, 25 May 2014 14:06:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-922388 [...] Living Well: 15 Secrets to Dutch Oven Cooking [...]

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By: Quick Dutch Oven Meal - Camping and Outdoor Life http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-896655 Quick Dutch Oven Meal - Camping and Outdoor Life Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:32:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-896655 [...] Living Well: 15 Secrets to Dutch Oven Cooking [...]

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By: Grill Chef - World Renowned Amateur http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-883685 Grill Chef - World Renowned Amateur Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:22:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-883685 [...] Living Well: 15 Secrets to Dutch Oven Cooking [...]

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By: Nihal http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-849202 Nihal Sat, 15 Feb 2014 14:14:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-849202 Do you think on can season it on the grill instead of oven? we don’t have an oven and I am considering to get a dutch oven instead for bread baking and cooking.

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By: Blog Review: 15 Secrets to Dutch Oven Cooking | Texas Iron Chef http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-836841 Blog Review: 15 Secrets to Dutch Oven Cooking | Texas Iron Chef Fri, 24 Jan 2014 22:59:06 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-836841 [...] link to Gabrielle Blair’s website Design Mom and the post in August 2013 by Lindsey Johnson, 15 Secrets to Dutch Oven Cooking.  So, I clicked the link and immediately loved what I saw.  Kudos to Lindsey Johnson for writing [...]

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By: Pattiemelt http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-831129 Pattiemelt Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:38:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-831129 To make cleanup easier, I always coat the outside of the oven with dishwashing detergent, like Dawn. You can also take a bar of soap & rub all over the outside before you fill the oven with food – it’s easier to do while the pot is empty.

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By: Kate http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-823274 Kate Fri, 03 Jan 2014 03:09:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-823274 Hey! You’re missing the whole amazing thing about a chimney starter! I’ve used charcoal chimneys for years because there never is a need for lighter fluid if you use them correctly. Stuff the bottom small chamber loosely with newspaper. Flip it over and fill the large chamber with charcoal. Light the paper underneath with a match and the paper will ignite the coals brilliantly. Hope this helps!
Thanks for the tutorial on the Dutch oven. I have one just like that and haven’t ever used it. I’m going to now!

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By: Eco Snippets » 15 Secrets To Dutch Oven Cooking http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-774852 Eco Snippets » 15 Secrets To Dutch Oven Cooking Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:00:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-774852 [...] More Details Here [...]

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By: What Is The Best Dutch Oven For Camping | A Listly List http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-758290 What Is The Best Dutch Oven For Camping | A Listly List Sat, 12 Oct 2013 10:44:14 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-758290 [...] Living Well: 15 Secrets to Dutch Oven Cooking [...]

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By: shay walker http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-756695 shay walker Wed, 09 Oct 2013 23:06:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-756695 IF you putt cabig on the bottom rosts wont stick and the tast wil be no diferent.

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By: 15 Secrets to Dutch Oven Cooking - SHTF Preparedness http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-752316 15 Secrets to Dutch Oven Cooking - SHTF Preparedness Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:12:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-752316 [...] 15 Secrets to Dutch Oven Cooking [...]

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By: Melanie http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-743542 Melanie Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:40:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-743542 If I were to make the chicken Provencal stew at home versus over a campfire, what is the recommended cooking temp and time ? I just got a dutch oven for my wedding shower and can’t wait to use it, and don’t want to wait for a camping trip :) Thanks!

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By: Leslie http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-736179 Leslie Tue, 17 Sep 2013 04:03:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-736179 I have cooked in DOs for many years. Just remember that each standard charcoal briquette equals roughly 10 degrees. If you want a 350 degree DO, you need to keep 35 hot briquettes divided between the top and bottom. I always start a chimney going as soon as I get my DO started to make sure I won’t run out of hot coals. Rancid, sticky DOs can be thrown in a bonfire to burn off the sticky junk. You have to reseason after. NEVER use spray oil, such as PAM.

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By: Chili Weekend | Around the World in 365 http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-732285 Chili Weekend | Around the World in 365 Fri, 13 Sep 2013 13:13:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-732285 [...] Living Well: 15 Secrets to Dutch Oven Cooking (designmom.com) [...]

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