cooking over an open fire or fire pit.

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gaylejackson2
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Re: cooking over an open fire or fire pit.

Post by gaylejackson2 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:31 am

dlrcpa wrote:I have often wondered about using a dutch oven for cooking near the fire/coals. Mine is aluminum. DH also has a ceramic "bean pot" that might work better?
We use dutch ovens for cooking when we're camping, but they are cast iron and meant to withstand heavy heat and meant to be placed directly in hot coals to cook the food inside.

i would think that your aluminum & ceramic pots may not work effectively, or burn your food.

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Re: cooking over an open fire or fire pit.

Post by Heloise » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:50 am

Lots of great advice and ideas thus far!

To add, find yourself a small steel grill that you can prop-up over the red-hot coals for grilling. The flavour is to die for.

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Re: cooking over an open fire or fire pit.

Post by BevMoore » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:23 pm

Gayle do you ever make the Dutch oven cobbler they taught us to do in scouts? I remember going to scout camp with my son and a couple of nights we had peach cobbler. So good!

Bev

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Re: cooking over an open fire or fire pit.

Post by Jens_Cats » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:17 pm

We've cooked over a fire many times. The biggest thing I've learned is that food cooks really, really fast, so you have to watch it.

For a while, we were exclusively cooking over a fire back in MD. It was an experiement. Unfortunately, we could not keep enough wood stocked, and it is very work intensive to do all your cooking that way.

We have a grill to go over our fire pit now, but we haven't cooked outside yet.

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Re: cooking over an open fire or fire pit.

Post by Dgflorida » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:59 am

I have a grill basket which I used to cook hamburgers and chicken. They came out good. The basket is good because there is no worry about stuff sticking to the grill. I just turn the basket.

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Re: cooking over an open fire or fire pit.

Post by gaylejackson2 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:30 pm

BevMoore wrote:Gayle do you ever make the Dutch oven cobbler they taught us to do in scouts? I remember going to scout camp with my son and a couple of nights we had peach cobbler. So good!

Bev
Bev,

My hubby loves to make Dutch oven cobbler, but I don't make it anymore. Too much gluteny dust floating around makes my Celiac symptoms go wild for 7-10 days.

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