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Old 01-05-2011, 05:30 PM   #15
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Tom Trostel - These recipes sound great but I am a little confused (never having cooked outdoors with one). When you say put coals on the bottom and then on the top...do you mean hot coals...wouldn't they get cold? Or are they to hold the lid on?

Sorry...but what can you expect from a NYC girl?
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Did not mean to confuse with the term "coals". I should have said "charcoal briquets". When Dutch ovens are used outdoors and not in the kitchen, the style is a camp Dutch oven. It has a raised rim on the edge of the lid and 3 thin legs underneath. This allows briquets to be placed on top and underneath. For baking, more heat (and more briquets) are needed on the lid to compensate for rising heat lost from the lid. A lit briquet will give heat for about one hour and the numbers in the recipes will achieve 350 degrees. Hope this helps.

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Oh, now I see...it is a different type of dutch oven. I have a kitchen but it does not have legs. I think I will buy one of those and try it this summer. One more question...I assume this goes on a BBQ type fire, not a campfire, which would be burning wood.
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Favorite Dutch oven side dish

Corn Casserole

1 can cream style corn
1 can whole kernel corn
1 box (8 oz) Jiffy corn muffin mix
1 stick butter
1 cup sour cream
2 eggs, beaten
salt & pepper

Melt butter in the bottom of Dutch oven. Mix all ingredients and pour into oven. Cook 45 to 60 minutes in covered Dutch oven with 6 briquets under and 18 on the lid.
we also add chopped up jalapeno peppers for some zest
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Oh, now I see...it is a different type of dutch oven. I have a kitchen but it does not have legs. I think I will buy one of those and try it this summer. One more question...I assume this goes on a BBQ type fire, not a campfire, which would be burning wood.
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Mine is a "kitchen" DO, without legs. I bought a camp lid for it and just set it on top of the charcoal briquets. You really must have the camp lid so the briquets won't roll off, but the legs are optional... And of course you CAN use coals from a regular wood fire, but with briquets you have a much better chance of gauging an accurate temperature (based on how many briquets you use). When you are buying that camp lid (or new, campfire style DO), do yourself a favor and also pick up the "lid lifter." It hooks into the handle so you can check the progress of your cooking without burning yourself or your oven mitt/pot holder.

My favorite dish for the DO is cornbread dressing at Thanksgiving, since that's one time every year that I am out camping with a crowd!
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Thank you Mary and Tom. I know I sound like a real beginner...which I am! So, if I understand correctly, you make a wood campfire, add briquets and let them get red hot and then put the dutch oven in the campfire and add some to the top. I never realized that briquets or coals went into the campfire...I thought just wood.. So far I have only cooked on the Coleman stove. I will definitely try these recipes when I go to a get together with some friends...will they ever be surprised!! I may even back into the spot myself.

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You don't need to make a campfire. (I mean, you can if you want to.) You can just start up enough charcoal briquets to make enough heat for the DO. Using a "charcoal chimney" works great. Sometimes the BBQ grill box at the campground is big enough for the DO, especially if you are just doing a single DO... (saves bending over, too!) Usually, though, you set the DO on the briquets, on the ground (inside a fire ring), with more briquets on top.

Here's a pic from one of Mike & Lori's DO demos, I think at the Oregon Gathering of 2006. Most impressive!!
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Thank you Mary! I am a visual person so the photo really helped! Actually, I do have one of those chimney gadgets that I use to start my Weber grill out here on the deck, even in winter. Although we just got 7" of fresh snow so the grill is buried in white powder. I am definitely going to try this new way of cooking as soon as the weather allows!!
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There are many sites to go to that will give you charts so you have an idea of how many briquets to put on the bottom and how many to put on the top to achieve a certain temp inside.

Baking tends to require more on the top than the bottom. Stewing, braising and such require more on bottom. If you get a lid holder, or find the right rocks, the lid can be flipped over and used for a griddle.

In a disaster a dutch oven could be one of the most versatile cooking implements you own. Almost anything can be cooked in one of these.

We even bake bread in ours when we are camping as opposed to traveling.
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