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 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:20:18 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Roger http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-7034592 Roger Fri, 19 Jun 2015 02:50:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-7034592 I light my D.O. with flint and steel or bow drill. I never use lighter fluid, instead use small pieces of wood. It will get the charcoal hot in minutes.

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By: Sara http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-6930218 Sara Sun, 24 May 2015 22:12:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-6930218 I learned years ago in Girl Scouts that each brigette is 22 degrees so if baking a cake or bread use however many coals you need to get the temp you want. Arrange them evenly using more on the bottom than top. I usually preheat when I am baking as well.

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By: kent53 http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-6884242 kent53 Thu, 14 May 2015 13:26:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-6884242 Of my 3 DOs , one has a flat bottom & dome lid…when i need to put coal on top I use foil to create a ridge along the top kinda like pie shields when baking a pie. works great & still can use the loop on top the top when cooking is done….

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By: Susan Lawrence http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-6850467 Susan Lawrence Fri, 08 May 2015 20:27:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-6850467 I’ve been cooking in Dutch Ovens/Cast iron for a couple of years now. Great article!

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By: Chuck http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-6731181 Chuck Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:00:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-6731181 I have a Lodge 7 quart Dutch oven with a dome lid. Any tips
on using it with charcoal? Do you flip the lid over when using charcoal?

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By: Jess http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-6670460 Jess Mon, 06 Apr 2015 23:52:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-6670460 Tried your Chicken Provencal over the weekend (annual Easter Weekend camping trip in the Eastern Utah Desert.) So delicious! Perhaps my favorite DO recipe to date! Subbed red wine for the vinegar and served with a big salad and side of barley; What amazing flavor! Thanks for sharing!

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By: Dutch Oven Summer Fruit Cobbler http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-5931312 Dutch Oven Summer Fruit Cobbler Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:08:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-5931312 [...] Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream. Makes about 8-10 servings. 3.2.2885 For a wonderful tutorial on this recipe and other dutch oven recipes visit: http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/ [...]

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By: Pat Resende http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-5250722 Pat Resende Sat, 27 Dec 2014 18:35:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-5250722 I’ve cooked in Dutch ovens for many years when we camp every summer and when we have power outages. In fact, I used them more and more as the years went by, until now I rarely cook a meal when we’re camping without using one for something. I’ve made the usual soups, stews, casseroles, and cobblers, but I’ve taken it a step further with biscuits, muffins, and cherry chocolate cake. If you can cook something in your oven at home, then it can be adapted to a Dutch oven outdoors.

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By: Ronald Ron http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/comment-page-1/#comment-962461 Ronald Ron Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:51:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=39638#comment-962461 I thought you shouldn’t use any type of tomato base in any type of cast iron. I guess the acid from the tomato can release something from the Cast Iron and cause stomach problems.

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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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