Sunday, July 19, 2009

Dutch Oven Cooking



We went camping last week with some great friends of ours so I had to try my hand at a little Dutch Oven cooking. I totally loved it! There is something so cool about being out of doors and having great food. Especially since it was a little cold and rainy. I tried a few different recipes but this was my favorite. I am excited to try again in our backyard as there are tons of amazing sounding recipes, but for now here is the winner of the first round. I am also including a neat little chart that shows how many coals to use for certain temperatures.

Au Gratin Ham and Potatoes

4 T butter
1 onion
3 T flour
2 cups milk
seasoning salt
pepper
1-1/2 cups cooked ham, diced
3 cups potatoes, diced (I used red)
1/2 c grated cheddar
1/4-1/2 c bread crumbs

Preheat dutch oven to 325. Melt butter and saute onion until translucent. Blend in flour. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until thickened. Add pepper and seasoning salt. Mix in ham and potatoes and mix well. Sprinkle cheese and bread crumbs on top. Cover and bake at 400 for 20 minutes.

Coal chart for Dutch Oven

Temperature

10" Oven

12" Oven

14" Oven

Degrees F

Top

Bottom

Top

Bottom

Top

Bottom

300

12

5

14

7

15

9

325

13

6

15

7

17

9

350

14

6

16

8

18

10

375

15

6

17

9

19

11


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1 comment:

  1. Oh holy goodness! This looks soooo good. I want to go camping and one of the main reasons is so that I can use my dutch ovens. Did you make dessert too?

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