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.
• 1 A dutch oven hanging over an open fire.
• 2 Sheila Mills , the author of the acclaimed The Outdoor Dutch Oven Cookbook
• 3 Coals placed on top of the lid distribute heat up top, too.
• 4 This Cherry Clafouti from Food Network can be baked over outdoor coals.
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(Images: Lodge Cast Iron, Rocky Mountain River Tours, Joe Pastry, Food Network)