Dutch Ovens

Dutch ovens are a cook's best friend, perfect for everything from stews to bread. Discuss the best brands, how to clean them, great Dutch oven recipes, and more with other savvy cooks.

What to Do with Your New Dutch Oven

Did you score a Prime Day deal on a new Dutch oven this year? Congrats! Braise, boil, bake, and fry in the Dutch oven—the options are endless. Here’s what you need to know about your new favorite piece...

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Dutch oven over campfire recipes for a novice?

The Dairy Queen
by The Dairy Queen 13 years ago

I just bought a new 6 quart dutch oven that I thought I would christen on an upcoming camping trip. Any tips or favorite recipes to share with a Dutch oven novice? I know there are lots of posts...

Cast Iron Enameled Cazuela 5.5 Dutch Oven

by lmhn96 13 years ago

I recently purchased this and just love cooking in it. Does anyone happen to know of a cook book specifically for this type of cook ware? I researched the web and get recipes, but no complete books.

What brand is my Dutch Oven? It only has the number 8 inscribed on the bottom

by ellimae2007 13 years ago

I am trying to determine what brand of Dutch Oven I purchased at a garage sale and was hoping that someone could help me. I don't see any other markings except the number 8 and the letter "c'. It l...

Need advice re Hertzberg/Francois bread in Dutch oven

by greygarious 13 years ago

Although I am an adept cook, I've managed to live 58 years before tackling yeast dough. For my "virgin" loaf, I have the whole wheat variation of CI's Almost No-Knead loaf rising at the moment. I ...

Arroz con Pollo in a cast iron dutch oven

by Elizabeth Rothman 13 years ago

I would like to cook Arroz con pollo by first cooking a whole roaster chicken in my dutch oven, shredding it and then putting in the rice. This dutch oven is not enamel coated. Should I worry about...

Can I cook Boeuf Bourguignon in a bare cast iron dutch oven pot?

by takadi 13 years ago

Since the dish has wine and requires extensive prolonged stewing (and the dutch oven is bare cast iron I just bought it a couple weeks ago, so the seasoning is pretty new), will cooking boeuf bourg...

Purchasing Cast Iron Dutch Ovens

by Cheers 14 years ago

I am looking to purchase a good quality Dutch oven. I am well aware that Le Creseut and Straub are the best but I am not willing to spend over $200 for one. I am debating between a Mario Bartali ...

Ikea dutch oven - steam escaping

by foo1024 13 years ago

I just got the Ikea 5 qt dutch oven. The instructions say to boil a cup of milk with vegetable oil before the first use, so I thought it would be a good test to see how well the lid fits. After a...

cooking a turkey in a dutch oven

by ilovetinker 13 years ago

wondering if anyone has used a dutch oven to cook a turkey in, and if so, what were your results? i have the 15 1/2q goose pot from le creuset, and am trying it out for the first time.

Leg of Lamb in a Dutch Oven?

by spirit7125 14 years ago

Just got a lovely new heavy enameled dutch oven and thought I'd use the Leg of Lamb I have in the freezer. Any suggestions?

What size dutch oven for pot roast?

by MrsAbel 13 years ago

I am hosting Easter for the first time and I am making a pot roast. I'm buying an 8.5 pound roast to feed 12 people. What size dutch oven do I get? I'm thinking that a 7 qt. should be big enou...

Lodge cast-iron dutch oven for bread?

by Kajikit 14 years ago

Is the 5 quart lodge cast-iron dutch oven big enough for making the NYT no-knead bread? I really want to try making it but I have to buy a pot first, and they're FAR cheaper than enameled...

Braised Short RIbs - Dutch oven or Slow Cooker?

by angelo04 13 years ago

Quick Help! I am making what sound like awesome Braised Short RIbs braised in japenese plum wine, chinese 5 spice, garlic, onions, ginger. Can't wait. Problem is the recipe says to braise for 6 ...

Just got a new dutch oven...help me figure out what to cook?

by justinandlaura1 13 years ago

Hi all, I am fairly new to cooking and just got a new 6.5 dutch oven. It is enameled cast iron from tramantina. I read good reviews and they disappeared from shelves and i ran across it the ot...

No-knead bread in a Lodge Dutch Oven?

by Procrastibaker 15 years ago

Has anyone made this bread in a Lodge? Seems that most are using an enameled pot like Le Creuset and I'm a bit worried about the dough sticking to the cast iron. Should I oil it first (dough or pan...

what size dutch oven?

by aekap 14 years ago

I was planning on getting a 5.5 qt, but just found out that we are expecting twins, meaning we will shortly be a family of 5. I have no experience cooking for this many people- will 5.5 qts be lar...

How would you break in a Dutch oven?

by brendastarlet 14 years ago

Like other Chowhounds, I got two Le Creuset Dutch ovens this Christmas, the 2 3/4 quart and the 5.5 quart. I have never cooked in French enamel before, although I have some cast iron cookware. My e...

Chefmate dutch oven toxic?

by Rm33 14 years ago

A friend was telling me there is lead in the red, made in China, dutch oven I bought during last years no knead bread craze. Has anyone else heard that? I use it specifically for the bread ( I hav...

Hottest temperature for a dutch oven?

by paperbagprincess 14 years ago

I'm still new to dutch oven cooking (and fascinated by it). I was wondering, what's the hottest temperature you could achieve with a dutch oven?

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