Generally speaking – the 12″ 8 qt. model is the standard size camp Dutch oven most outdoor campers use.
There are many variations of the Dutch Oven sizes. For example: you can get a 12″ Dutch oven that can be as shallow as 3.5″ or as deep as 7.5″.
These size/serving quidelines are just that – guidelines! The type of camping recipe and appetites of your campers will affect these recommendations. 4 – 5 qt. – (8″-10″ dia. x 3″ – 4″ deep)………………. serves: 2 – 4 people 6 qt. – (12″ – 13.5″ dia. x 3.5″ -5″ deep) …………….serves: 4 – 7 people […]
Cast iron Dutch ovens come in several sizes, primarily for different quantities of food, but sometimes the size is also applicable to different types of food or recipes.
With just a general knowledge of how to use the hot coals, (and how many to use, which a cooking chart will be provided later on), you can cook any campfire recipe you want. It is the ability to put a heat source under and on top of the Dutch oven, (if it’s a camping […]
The method is so popular that there are major Dutch oven cooking competitions that draw a national slate of competitors. But with a nod to outdoor campers and real campfire cooks, these type of competitors almost always use charcoal briquettes, instead of campfire coals, to give them more dependable and regulated heat sources.
Using a Dutch oven and hot coals you can cook any camping recipe you can think of, from frying steaks and bacon to made-from-scratch stews, from baking biscuits to cakes and strudels, and everything in between. But handling your dutch oven for all these tasks could be hot stuff, so a good pair of leather […]
Using hot campfire coals or charcoal briquettes for Dutch oven cooking is where Dutch oven cooking begins to become an outdoor camping art. A good, experienced campfire cook will use this method to come up with campfire recipes, (including baked goods), that you will remember for a long time.
Using hot coals for both cooking and baking with a Dutch oven is the most controllable type of cooking. You can cook slow or fast, and bake, just by adjusting the amount of coals or briquettes under and on your Dutch oven.
Using the Dutch oven sitting on a fire grate over the campfire flames, or even directly on the campfire without a grate will give you the fastest most intense heating.