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.

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Le Creuset Dutch Oven...How to boil water

by The_Bayou 14 years ago

This may be an odd question, but how do you boil water with a Le Creuset Dutch Oven. I bought a 5.5 quart dutch oven yesterday, and although I own a few other Le Creuset products (wok, baking pan,...

dutch ovens: round, oval, enameled, non

by BKchompchomp 14 years ago

A basic basic question from me. What is the difference between round and oval dutch ovens? I'm about to start some serious braising for fall and winter, and I don't have a dutch oven of any sort....

Is My LC Dutch Oven Ruined?

by personalcheffie 14 years ago

My Le Creuset Dutch oven has hard caked on black burnt stuff that I cannot get off, even with cleanser. Does anyone have any recommendations for removing this? I've scrubbed as hard as I can, use...

brand new le creuset dutch oven - what should i make first?

by adam 14 years ago

i just got a 6 3/4 quart dutch oven from le creuset - my first piece like this - what should i make first? a roast? a stew? chili? a chicken? ?????

Dutch oven cooking- camping style

by chowchowchow 14 years ago

Looking for tried and true dutch oven recipes. I finally got a chance to use mine with charcoal- what a hoot! Camping was cancelled due to rain, but we cooked a la backyard; chicken stew and blu...

Where can I buy a reasonably priced dutch oven?

by stella 14 years ago

Can anyone recommend a good place to buy a Le Crueset (spelling??) dutch oven in Toronto where prices are reasonable? Thanks!

Le Creuset-type Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Ovens for <$50

by Norm 15 years ago

While flipping channels, I found QVC selling Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Ovens (similar to Le Creuset) at very attractive prices. QVC is selling a 5 Quart Staub Basix Enameled Cast Iron French Oven ...

what are your favorite recipes for dutch ovens?

by yfoodie 15 years ago

i have a dutch oven that i find that i only really use much for making pasta sauce. somehow i don't think i'm getting the best use of my 9 qt le creuset oval dutch oven. does anyone have any goo...

Dutch oven as breadbox?

by Caviar 15 years ago

Is there any reason I would not want to use an enameled cast iron dutch oven as a breadbox when I'm not using it for cooking?

Short Ribs--Dutch oven on Stove or bake in Oven?

by High Maintenance 15 years ago

Just curious as to why some recipes call to put the dutch oven in the oven, or why some recipes call to have the dutch oven on the stove? Thanks for your expert opinions and anwers...

Dutch Oven Cooking: Cornbread Success!

by Alexandra Eisler 15 years ago

It's official. Freshly made baked goods will now be available on camping trips. I modified the recipe linked below (less sugar, equal parts corn to flour, and half canola oil, as I ran out of but...

Tips on cleaning a crusty Dutch oven?

by Alexandra Eisler 15 years ago

I ruined my Dutch oven on our final camping trip last summer (peach/berry cobbler gone horribly wrong), and am ready to try it out again. But first I have to removed the carbonized chunks now fu...

Dutch oven?

by Sweet Pea 15 years ago

Hi all, I've come across a lot of recipes that call for a Dutch oven. What is that, and if I don't have one, what can I use as a substitute? Thanks.

Question About Cooking With Le Creuset Dutch Ovens

by Novice Cook 16 years ago

Used my new 5.5 quart Le Creuset Dutch Oven for the first time today and have a couple of questions. I made a 3.25 lb. boneless chuck roast. After browning the chuck roast, I sauteed onions, gar...

talk to me about your Dutch oven...

by bigskulls 18 years ago

Lucky me - a brand new Dutch oven just landed in my lap. I seasoned it today (with moderate success) and I'm ready to go. So, my question is what do most people use them for? I want to try making b...

Tagine vs casserole/dutch oven

by EHunt 17 years ago

What modifications (if any) would need to be made to a Moroccan recipe that calls for a casserole/dutch oven so that I can cook it in a tagine? I'm thinking that they're both enclosed moisture con...

Roasting in a dutch oven

by A Okrent 18 years ago

I just got a great Le Creuset dutch oven, and I keep picturing it with a nice brown roast or chicken inside. How does one do this properly? Brown it on the stovetop and then bake it, I imagine. ...

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