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What size dutch oven for a bachelor or pair?

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What size dutch oven for a bachelor or pair?

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twitchology | | Nov 19, 2008 07:07 PM

My current roommate wants to get into cooking and buy a dutch oven, and he, like me, is a clinical bachelor. I'm only living with him a little while, and he wants to continue using it by himself after I'm gone. Most of the dutch oven/cocotte recipes we're interested in were designed for 6-8, not 1-2. Should we just buy a 2 quart? If so, how do you scale down a dutch oven braise or cocotte to smaller portions? We're not sure if you scale down the liquids with the rest of the ingredients, or how you adjust cooking temperature and time.

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