Pelican Flyer •
January 9, 2021
With that being said, it’s critical to carry a first-aid kit with you at all times. So, don’t forget to pack one in your rooftop cargo carrier, along with any running gear, ski equipment and other travel items.
Dutch ovens are the most classic camp cooking tool available. But cooking with one looks intimidating, compared to the quick gas grills. The truth is — it’s relatively easy to master dutch oven cooking. Plus, it offers lots of advantages!
For starters, this versatile and durable cookware is built rugged and capable of cooking nearly anything. You can roast whole chickens, fry fish and bake peach cobblers for dessert. Seasoned cast iron also leaves behind a deep smokey flavor and even adds the advantage of extra iron to your diet.
So what are you waiting for? Pack your fixin’s and ingredients in your hard cooler and grab the perfect pot! It’s time to master dutch oven cooking while camping!
When it comes to dutch oven cooking, there are a few things you need to know first. Proper tools can prevent burns and easy cleanup. And, of course, it needs to be well-seasoned. Here are some tool suggestions, as well as seasoning and cooking steps.
Dutch ovens require specific tools to get the job done safely and correctly. Besides the cast iron pot itself, here’s a quick list of what you need:
Cast iron dutch ovens are rather heavy pieces of equipment. One tip is to tuck the meal’s ingredients inside the pot, transported on a cooler with wheels.
The cast-iron surface of your dutch oven needs to be seasoned before its first use. A well-seasoned oven creates a protective coating for easy cleaning and a scrumptious smokey flavor. While many dutch oven brands come pre-seasoned, something like a thrift store find might need touching up. To season your dutch oven, follow these simple steps before heading into the wilderness!
With a newly seasoned dutch oven, follow these cooking steps:
Once you get the hang of dutch oven cooking, it’s easy as warm pie!
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