Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Camp Cooking

With all the talk about hunting and fishing I thought it was time to learn how to do some camp cooking. I stepped back in history to learn how they used to cook on the trail, except that I used purchased coals. As you can see in the pictures I got out the Dutch Oven and tried my hand at this tried and true method of cooking for the first time.

Lets just say that if you have not had Peach Cobbler from a Dutch Oven you have not lived...What a treat! Every sportsman should learn how to cook by this method.

Dutch oven cooking is a practical method to use when you are in camp or at home. It takes very little equipment, the learning curve is pretty low and the results are fantastic.

My advice is to go out and buy an oven made by Lodge. They are the the best quality ovens I have found. Get the pre-seasoned versions of their cookware. I've seasoned new cast iron before and it's a pain to get right. Next get a video on Dutch Oven cooking. You can learn more in a half-hour video then you could in several camp outings.

If you could smell the picture and taste the cobbler you would agree that learning to use a Dutch Oven would be well worth your time. I think I'll go have seconds.


Fish Bum said...

I LOVE camp cooking. Something about the food always tastes better when you've been out all day long hunting/fishing.

Mmmmm... cobbler!

doug said...

nice work

Eagle Eyes said...

Enjoy checking in on your blog and it's frequent posts. Good stuff! By the way, how about passin' me some cobbler!

Snowbug said...

You probably would want to try Camp Chef cast iron. I've been much happier with their stuff than with the Lodge one I had.

I don't know if it's the initial seasoning or the stuff they sell that actually HELPED me season it, but I had a lot less problems with their stuff.

My two cents.

Craig A. Manock said...

I have not tried Camp Chef cast iron but have several of their other products which have all been excellent.

Craig A. Manock said...

Eagle Eyes - Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Your comments are appreciated.

Anonymous said...

I did a lot of this type of cooking when I was a Girl Scout. You're right, cobbler made in a dutch over over a fire tastes better than when it is made anywhere else.

I don't know why that's true, but it is.

hunting videos said...

Nothing like camp cooking with the fellas after a long day of fishing.