Dutch oven


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Dutch oven

n.
1. A large, heavy pot or kettle, usually of cast iron and with a tight lid, used for slow cooking.
2. A metal utensil open on one side and equipped with shelves, placed before an open fire for baking or roasting food.
3. A wall oven in which food is baked by means of preheated brick walls.

Dutch oven

n
1. (Cookery) an iron or earthenware container with a cover used for stews, etc
2. (Cookery) a metal box, open in front, for cooking in front of an open fire

Dutch′ ov′en


n.
1. a large heavy pot, as of cast iron, with a close-fitting lid, used for pot roasts, stews, etc.
2. a metal utensil, open in front, for roasting before an open fire.
3. a brick oven in which the walls are preheated for cooking.
[1760–70]

Dutch oven

In the early part of the twentieth century, a straight-sided cast-iron cooking pot with a bail (to suspend over a fire if desired) and a tight-fitting flat lid. The lid had a raised edge so that if the oven were used for baking, coals could be heaped on it to make baking more uniform.
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Noun1.Dutch oven - an oven consisting of a metal box for cooking in front of a fireDutch oven - an oven consisting of a metal box for cooking in front of a fire
oven - kitchen appliance used for baking or roasting
2.Dutch oven - iron or earthenware cooking pot; used for stews
pot - metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid
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The cheese was simmering and browning away, most delightfully, in a little Dutch oven before the fire; the pettitoes were getting on deliciously in a little tin saucepan on the hob; and Mrs.
Cluppins, glancing at the tin saucepan and the Dutch oven, 'it's shocking
The town's as flat, my dear feller,' replied Mr Chuckster, 'as the surface of a Dutch oven.
We also modernized our recipe by using a Dutch oven (or other similar dish), so our rolls rose rather than spread out.
I am still searching for a Griswold flat top Dutch oven with legs in flea markets and antique shops.
DUTCH OVEN: CAST-IRON COOKING OVER AN OPEN FIRE takes the Dutch oven pot beyond stovetop applications and places its talents where it began: over an open flame.
If you have a campfire going, move any large pieces of still-burning wood to the side and level out your hot coals to fit the size of the dutch oven.
Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat until just smoking.
There are Dutch Oven recipes for breakfasts, breads, soups, stews, chilies, main courses, side dishes, and even desserts.
Once food is cooked, a Dutch oven can be banked with ashes and kept warm for hours or easily re-heated with coals and hot ashes.
In a dutch oven, mix together steak, dry onion soup mix, mushroom soup, water, salt and pepper.
Today's gallivantin' gourmet can pack a Max Burton portable gas burner along with the heavy, but versatile, Lodge cast-iron Dutch oven, which allows the camper to bake cakes on the tundra (with the help of a pack mule to haul the gear).