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Dutch/camp oven cooking
Dec 14th, 2011 at 4:49pm
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what is your favorite recipie in one of these brillian contraptions? Im getting really interested in learning how to use them properly for when I go hunting and camping.
Im getting better at the roasts but im still not quite there
anyone a seasoned professional that cares to pass on a few hints while im learning?
  
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Re: Dutch/camp oven cooking
Reply #1 - Dec 14th, 2011 at 5:17pm
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What do you do for roasts?
I bought one a couple of months back and I'm keen to start using it.
  

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Reply #2 - Dec 14th, 2011 at 6:11pm
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http://www.dutchovendude.com/

Here is a bit more info, they go into real detail which is handy.

the main thing I have found that usually people dont tell you is its best to keep the meat/veges off the bottom so they dont burn and stick, till I find a good mesh grate with little legs (bout and inch high) Im using a normal dinner plate.

Iv been doing sheep cause its easy when there a real fatty meat to get it right, and putting a little water in the bottom so the veges dont get too dry.
  
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Reply #3 - Dec 17th, 2011 at 8:26pm
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Get a hold of a copy of the old NZFS cookbook that they used to issue to the cullers. Lots of handy tips in that for camp oven cooking over an open fire  Smiley
  

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Reply #4 - Dec 17th, 2011 at 9:01pm
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NIMROD wrote on Dec 17th, 2011 at 8:26pm:
Get a hold of a copy of the old NZFS cookbook that they used to issue to the cullers. Lots of handy tips in that for camp oven cooking over an open fire  Smiley


NZFS cookbook
  
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Reply #5 - Dec 17th, 2011 at 9:18pm
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I put an aluminium sponge dish upside down in the bottom for roasting or baking on gas. Keeps the heat more even. Doesn't matter on a fire you can put coals on the lid
  

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Reply #6 - Dec 17th, 2011 at 9:22pm
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Bill999 wrote on Dec 14th, 2011 at 6:11pm:
till I find a good mesh grate with little legs (bout and inch high) Im using a normal dinner plate.


Go Buy a Cake Rack You should be able to get one that will fit inside your camp oven
  
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Reply #7 - Dec 18th, 2011 at 7:00am
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Freshly baked camp oven bread just cant be beat  Smiley
  
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Reply #8 - Dec 18th, 2011 at 7:56am
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camp ovens are awesome, mine go's on every trip i dont have to carry it. great way to feed a bunch of hungry hunters and nothing to a camp oven full of stew bubbling away! Smiley
  
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Reply #9 - Dec 18th, 2011 at 9:26pm
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You don't really need a rack inside when roasting. Just get the heat right. Either hang the oven,coals on the lid,over coals and adjust the height. In camp we always had a variety of wire hooks for this.
Or take coals from the fire and place away from the wire ,sit the oven on these ,change coals if and when necessary.
I guess experience is the best teacher,there being no great mystery to it.
  
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Reply #10 - Dec 19th, 2011 at 7:26am
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Excellent Ill give that a read thru.
I think camp oven cooking is becoming a lost art, certanly in my family but it will be good to get everyone back into it
  
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Reply #11 - Dec 19th, 2011 at 7:42am
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Still use the camp oven i have had for 45 years often .In the main it is used in the Camper van or flat these days .I think it is still the best way to fry a steak.
  
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Reply #12 - Dec 19th, 2011 at 4:28pm
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cliff larsen wrote on Dec 19th, 2011 at 7:42am:
Still use the camp oven i have had for 45 years often .In the main it is used in the Camper van or flat these days .I think it is still the best way to fry a steak.

Old habits eh Cliff,just the bees knees fi sure.
The cook  favours the heavy oven over the flash electric see through lid job Cool so do I,,little gas, no electricity Roll Eyes Grin
  

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Reply #13 - Feb 23rd, 2012 at 8:40am
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Best thing ever invented . dont wash it out with soap ,just use hot water and a cloth .and keep it oiled when finished with it.When I worked in the bush I cooked for up to 8 -10 people and once you get the knack they Best thing to cook in
  
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Reply #14 - Feb 23rd, 2012 at 10:02am
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Aye, and if purchasing a new cast iron model it will need seasoning. The  Chinese made ovens are poorly cast, I don't know if any NZ companies still make them but a company in Shepparton ,Victoria.[Aust] cast beautiful ovens in a variety of sizes. Furphy is the brand name. The difference in cooking with a well cast oven and a poorly cast one is huge.
  
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