Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Cooking With The Dutch Oven


I just got my Fire Pot (or "Dutch Oven") recently and am already wondering why this was not one of the first things I purchased, when I started preparing!
The Dutch Oven is a thick walled, cast iron pot designed to make food in over a fire. It is perfect for larger groups and probably lasts several generations (what happened to the profession "Tinker"??)



So it is ideal for the far sighted survivalist/prepper knowing that there comes a time when the freeze dried food runs out and some serious street cooking has to be done.
I had some time playing with my new toy and managed to burn a lot of holes in the lawn and annoy/alienate most of my neighbours (which is not necesarily something negative) and managed to produce some tasty dishes.
Here is the first one: Recipe No.1

My Fire Pot has a 4 L volume. Enough for 5 persons.


First add a thin layer of fat.


Then a layer of cabbage, at least 2 cm thick! The Cabbage will prevent
the rest of the food getting burned. I added some bacon skins for extra taste &
increased chance of heard diseases.....

I add more cabbage....and bacon!



And sausages.....


Cholesterol is just a myth...right??


Ok, I add a LOT of sausages!


Cut two kilo of potatoes in thick slices.


And put them over the bacon/sausages.


Use spices as you please. I like rosemary for this dish.


Celery and carrots.


Now let the whole thing simmer over a (smaller) open fire for 2-3 hours.


If I could I would make food like this every day!


Voila!



Ready do dig in!




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