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Dutch oven recipes?

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by Jeeps, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. Jeeps

    Jeeps Millennium Member

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    Love to cook in a dutch oven. I learned in Boy Scouts and it's something that always stayed with me. Apart from the cobblers, there are some great recipes for the DO.

    If you're into dutching, try this for breakfast:

    Mountain Man Breakfast
    1/2 lb bacon (or pre-cooked sausage)
    Med onion
    2 lb. bag of hash brown potatoes
    1/2 pound of grated cheddar
    1 doz eggs
    Small jar of salsa (optional)


    The following requires 6-9 bottom coals and 12 -15 top coals:

    Pre-heat 12" Dutch Oven. Slice bacon and onion into small pieces and brown in the bottom of the DO until onions are clear. Stir in the hash brown potatoes and cover; remove cover and stir occasionally to brown and heat potatoes (15-20 minutes) Scramble the eggs in a separate container and pour the mixture over the hash browns. Cover and cook until eggs start to set.(10 - 15 minutes)


    Sprinkle grated cheese over egg mixture, cover and continue heating until eggs are completely set and cheese is melted. Optional: cover cheese/egg mixture with a small jar (~ 1 cup) of SALSA. Cover and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes. Slice and server like quiche. (Real men don't eat quiche but I sure get lots of requests to cook up the Mountain Man.) Cooking times will vary with the weather and your state of awake but its almost impossible to screw up. Serves 6.
     
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    I like to make the sourdough bisquits with mine.

    Just mix 2 cups of the sourdough starter with 1/4 cup of cooking oil, then mix 2 cups all purpose flour, three tbsp sugar and a tsp of salt.

    Lightly flour your work surface and then knead it.

    Let rest for ten minutes.

    Pinch off and roll golf ball sized balls. Place in well greased dutch oven and let them rise to about double in size.

    Bury the dutch oven in coals, it will take about 20 minutes till they are done.
     

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    Jeeps Millennium Member

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    Cool...my whole family loves sourdough...I'll try that! Thanks.
     
  4. G-sus

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    I'm dutch....and I have no freaking clue what a "dutch oven" is ;g

    Kinda like "going dutch" in a restaurant, cause everyone always think we're cheap ;f . When we are really not, boy pays for girl...

    So don't really understand all these references to dutchies,...we're cool!!! ;Q ;e

    so explain to me...what is a dutch oven?
     
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    It's a cast iron pot that you cook in, typically when camping. It's a real art form to cook in one of these things, and the recipes are very forthright about heat placement and what not.

    The food is amazing cooked in a dutch, and there are volumes of books written specifically for the dutch oven.

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    everything tastes better out of a dutch oven. :)


    My favorite potato recipe.

    heat oven on coals.
    toss in package of bacon, cook till just crispy, break up with fork
    drain out half of grease (heart friendly recipe)
    fill 3/4 full with potatos (sliced)
    add onion to taste (usually 1 whole)
    S&P to taste
    add one large container sour cream
    add 4 cups grated monterey jack cheese
    mix all together, cover and cook.

    coals and cooking time vary, a little trial and error will get the best combo. I like to use fewer coals and let it cook longer.

    This recipe has the added benefit of keeping your veins and arteries nice and strong, not like those wimps with the soft and supple ones... :)
     
  7. G-sus

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    yeah we dutchies sure can make those ovens ;f ;e
     
  8. Jeeps

    Jeeps Millennium Member

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    And shoes and tulips too.