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Old 09-17-2016, 12:52 PM   #1
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Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Beloved Wife bought me a 5 quart lodge cast iron dutch oven for my B-day!

I'm already getting excited planning some epic stews and soups, plus I have a chicken the the freezer that is just crying for some dutch oven time.

Quite excited, any favorite recipes out there for the dutch?


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Old 09-17-2016, 01:28 PM   #2
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My one cast iron pan that I received as a gift, sits on top of the fridge. Way to heavy for me to lift, specially when food is added to the weight. So I go to my large SS Cuisinart one.
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Old 09-17-2016, 01:33 PM   #3
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I've used mine primarily for no-knead bread. http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/11376-no-knead-bread

There are lots of variations. Have fun!
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Old 09-17-2016, 01:42 PM   #4
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I've used mine primarily for no-knead bread. No-Knead Bread Recipe - NYT Cooking

There are lots of variations. Have fun!
No-knead bread always seems like such a cheat to me, I mean how am I going to work off my aggression after a hard day of work, without kneading a ball of dough for fifteen minutes? Beloved Wife even knows, when she smells bread in the oven, 'oh, tough day honey?'

Plus I have a family history of arthritis, so anything I can do to keep my forearms worked, and my wrists and fingers supple is great.



I just use a loaf pan for bread, though I usually leave a bowl of water in the oven to keep things moist. Not because I don't trust the dutch oven with the bread (well and I didn't have a cast iron one until yesterday, Used a Paula Dean casserole dish, enameled.), but because I am fond of square loafs as they can be used for sandwiches.

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Old 09-17-2016, 07:04 PM   #5
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No-knead bread always seems like such a cheat to me,
Ken Forkish, author of

https://www.amazon.com/Flour-Water-S...ter+salt+yeast

determined that the >>BEST<< way for home bread bakers is to use a dutch oven. Rail against progress if you like, but I'm sold on DO bread.
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Old 09-17-2016, 08:09 PM   #6
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April Fool's -- Good for any occasion. Like Addie, DxW decided her DO was too heavy, packed it up for Goodwill. I retrieved and brought it home. Some time later she goes, gee I wish I would have kept my DO. I said I have an extra I can "loan" you -- Didn't want her throwing it out again.

I use my DO for split pease soup, chili, chix soup because it's a good size and smaller than my soup pot.

Best cooking pan for pot roast. Also we use our DO's for stroganoff.

Here's one of my favorite DC Recipe's for Pork Roast plus it makes its own gravy.

Melt In Your Mouth Pork Loin

Things I do different. Only use 1/2 pkg onion soup , less salty.
Add rosemary &/or thyme. Sub a glub-glub wine for some of that water, I'd hate to see a good roast drown in a DO bathtub.
Reduce Oven temp after starting at 375 ! I once made a 5 lb roast which cooked in 2 hours at 375, internal temp was 196. So I guess your DO is good to make Pulled Pork too.

Enjoy your birthday present!
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I use my DO for split pease soup!
Now there is something I haven't made in a while. I don't think I've ever made one without ham, so goodness I haven't made split pea soup since before I was married (Jewish wife, no ham). So given we are coming up on our three year anniversary, It must be three years or more.

I suspect chicken would work, anyone have a no ham split pea soup recipe handy?

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You could sub a smoked turkey leg for the ham.
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Old 09-18-2016, 09:55 AM   #10
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Any recipe for a slow cooker can be done in the DO.
Chowders,
mussels (although now I prefer to do mussels in a very large frying pan),
another favourite of mine is Osso Bocco,
how about Coq au Vin - using either white or red wine.
Beef Bourgin (bah, don't know how to spell it!)
Cooks Illust. has a wonderful French Chicken recipe, delish!

I have recipes for all of the above if you're interested.
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