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Pioneer the Art of Outdoor Cooking
Older than the kitchen stove, cast iron cookware is still a superior choice for many culinary tasks. This durable material offers excellent heat retention for even cooking results. With proper care, you can expect these heirloom pieces to last for decades, or even generations.
Cast iron cookware can be used indoors and outdoors. Pots and pans can be used on stovetops, in ovens, on propane or charcoal grills, or in open flames, such as fireplaces and campfires. Dutch ovens can be buried in the hot embers of a fire for a baking effect.
Care and Seasoning
Cast iron cookware must be seasoned to protect the metal from rust and create a non-stick cooking surface. Seasoning is a process of applying animal fat or vegetable oil to the metal pot or pan. All of our cast iron cookware arrives pre-seasoned, but over time, it is recommended to re-season your pieces to keep them in good condition and maintain an optimal cooking surface.
How to season your cookware:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Scrub the pan with hot soapy water and a stiff brush to remove any rust.
Towel-dry and apply a thin coat of vegetable oil to the entire pan, including the outside and handle.
Place the pan inside the oven and bake for 1 hour.
Turn off the oven and leave the pan inside until cool.
It’s now ready to use!
Normal cooking also distributes animal or vegetable oil on your cookware, helping to maintain the non-stick surface. Soap can remove the seasoned finish, so it is often recommended to clean with a stiff brush and hot water for daily use. Some people use salt as an abrasive scrub to clean their cast iron cookware.
A quick way to re-season your pieces is to follow a hot water wash and towel dry with an application of vegetable oil. Place the clean, oiled pan on a stovetop burner on a low setting for 5-10 minutes to allow the oil to reseason the pan.
Cast iron can transform outdoor cooking into a fun and delicious adventure. Recalling the spirit of America’s colonial and frontier days, cast iron cookery reminds us of rustic traditions. Teaching kids how to prepare food on a camping trip or treating your friends to an outdoor cookout are great ways to enjoy these simple pleasures in life.
Try this easy Dutch oven recipe for a fruit cobbler on an open campfire or in an outdoor fireplace or fire pit.
Campfire Fruit Cobbler in the Dutch Oven
2 cans of apple, cherry, blueberry, or peach pie filling
1 package white, vanilla, or yellow cake mix
½ c. butter or margarine, plus 2 tablespoons for greasing the oven
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter or margarine in the bottom of the Dutch oven. Add two cans of fruit pie filling. Next add the dry cake mix on top of the fruit. Cut the butter into small pats and place on top of the cake mix. Cover the Dutch oven and place in hot coals or fire embers, with several hot coals on top of the lid. Cook for 20 minutes, then turn the Dutch oven 180 degrees for even cooking. Cook another 10-20 minutes until cake topping is nicely browned and enjoy!