Dutch Oven Cooking – A Fascinating Way To Cook

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Written By MartinCorbett

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If you are thinking of going on a holiday or confronting cooking difficulties, then the panacea for your cooking predicaments is the outdoor Dutch oven cooking. You can simply pass the entire day relaxing at the camping site, only to rouse yourself to a perfectly cooked meal. In essence, Dutch ovens are metal pots meant for cooking, having solid sides. Made from cast iron, these ovens come with covers that fit firmly to seal in the flavor.

In France, it is referred to as a cocotte while it is called a ‘camp oven’ in the wilds of Australia. Cast iron or aluminum can be used in the manufacture of Dutch ovens. A ‘Bedourie oven’ of Australian-make is made of steel instead of cast iron, with the intention of making it handy and not heavy enough to transport.

A great way to organize a camping expedition or a picnic is to cook the food outdoors using the Dutch oven. This is an uncomplicated way of preparing unique dishes for family and friends. The chef gets to put up his feet and rest. This does not involve you presiding over sweltering hot stove or being subject to coughing bouts and streaming eyes from a smoky cooker. It is less chaotic and unproblematic.

In the early part of the 17th century, cast metal utensils were used by the Europeans for cooking purposes. It is most likely that early Dutch merchants’ cast iron vessels must have given rise to the name “Dutch Oven”. Clark and Lewis in 1805 prepared their food by using these ovens while they drifted down the yet unknown American continent.

Mountain people, who traveled around the American frontier, made use of Dutch ovens as far back as the 1800s. These people used the Dutch oven version that came with a stand as well as one without the stand. This cooking technique is very useful in making different food such as staples, plants, and animals.

The use of a Dutch oven for preparing food outdoors does away with stress and ensures you have time enough to enjoy your holiday. Stands are on offer and you can pick one up and hang the pot over an open fire. These ovens are convenient for unhurried or extended cooking like cooking stews, casseroles, and roasts. A great and simple approach to preparing food outdoors is by using charcoal. Open-air Dutch oven cooking has these days become the most sought after method of preparing and relishing food. The adaptability and efficacy of these ovens is simply matchless. Outdoors oven preparations can make a terrific impact on outdoor cooking aficionados!

The use of electricity and natural gas for cooking purposes is the long-established mode of preparing food followed by all of us. We have never given a thought to doing without them in order to prepare food for our families. In the present insecure and volatile society, this definitely needs the utmost consideration. Discovering the means of preparing food outdoors with a Dutch oven conveys, apart from the food, something special into our life.