If you use a cast iron Dutch oven for warm, autumnal or winter dishes indoors, consider using it in summertime for outdoor
cooking. These are a few examples of Dutch oven cooking in the great outdoors that we turned up from around the web:
You might have seen Dutch ovens used over open fires, hanging from a tripod armature over briquettes or a wood campfire. The heavy, simple vessel is terrific for providing even heat over a fire and can be used for the outdoor cooking of meats, roasting of vegetables, or even baking of bread.
A dutch oven hanging over an open fire.
Sheila Mills , the author of the acclaimed The Outdoor Dutch Oven Cookbook
Coals placed on top
of the lid distribute heat up top, too.
This Cherry Clafouti from Food Network
can be baked over outdoor coals.
Related: Fall Cookware: A Roundup of Dutch Ovens
(Images: Lodge Cast Iron, Rocky Mountain River Tours, Joe Pastry, Food Network)