I’ve had a dutch oven on my kitchen wishlist for quite some time. Probably since I started cooking.
Recently, for my birthday, my sister bought one for me and this herbed whole chicken was my first recipe testing it out!
Previously I had used my Pampered Chef deep covered baker along with a large skillet.
When I originally bought the deep covered baker, I assumed it was the same thing. Sadly the baker is not made for cooking on the stove top.
So, I reverted to my two step process of browning meat in a skillet on the stovetop and transferring to the deep covered baker or a glass baking dish covered in foil when I wanted to braise meat.
Most any recipe that requires specific kitchen equipment can be made without but now that I can save on dishes by using my new dutch oven, I’m going to take full advantage of the gift.
And let me tell you, I can build up quite a lot of dishes when I step foot in the kitchen (but anyone who follows a Paleo diet would probably agree) since majority of our food is made from scratch.
I’ll enjoy having one or two less dishes to clean now that I have a cast iron dutch oven in my collection of kitchen supplies.
Have you used a dutch oven before? What are your favorite recipes that use the dutch oven? Let me know. :)