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Old 12-10-2015, 08:27 PM
W. Hilditch W. Hilditch is offline
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Default Treat your Dutch oven right!

Yea, your DO is great for soups, stews and chili but it wouldnít mind a few hamburgers, steaks, pork chops, bacon or frying chicken or green tomatoes. Cooking other things in it will strengthen and build the seasoning so those slightly acidic foods wonít have a noticeable effect.

Just a grilled cheese sandwich, itís up for that too. Use it.

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Old 12-12-2015, 09:05 PM
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A happy DO. And the clean stovetop was happy too.



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Old 12-13-2015, 04:45 PM
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Cookin' a mess of bacon

For those of you who havenít had the opportunity to live in the South you may not know how to cook a mess of bacon. Now, you do not lay it out like lines in a parking lot and you do not flatten it with a bacon press. You separate the strips into a pile, dump the pile into a preheated skillet or DO and stir to separate the pieces with a fork. Every minute or so you stir again until cooked.

Here we have 1/3 hickory smoked and 2/3 sugar cured just for CJ & Sharon. We didn't eat all this bacon for brunch today, so our Monday night leftovers will be a serious BLT or club sandwich on potato bread with FF.



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Old 12-13-2015, 10:06 PM
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Well I'm not from the South but I do know this type of bacon cookin'. It's my favorite way of doing it.
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Old 12-14-2015, 08:31 AM
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Thats how my dad cooked bacon growing up. Some crispy, some chewy. Love it
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Old 12-14-2015, 08:33 AM
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Mmmm bacon!
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Old 12-15-2015, 03:55 AM
W. Hilditch W. Hilditch is offline
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Iím glad to hear that some relate. The important part is to know this is a MESS of bacon. Itís fun to cook a mess of bacon and it donít get no better unless cooked outdoors. Can you smell it?

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Old 12-15-2015, 08:23 AM
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I occasionally make mountain man breakfast in mine. It starts with frying a pound of chopped bacon in the DO. It is delicious, but it will probable kill you.

Anyone interested in trying it, I got it from a youtube video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARKTRxaDc64

It shows it being done with coals. I have made it both with coals and in the oven. Turns out great either way.
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Old 12-18-2015, 02:51 PM
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Okay, Hilditch, you got me! [hunger pangs] My trusty DO needs some loving care, and I think a mess of bacon would be just the thing. Thanks for the suggestion! [Now, about something to eat....]
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Old 12-31-2017, 06:53 PM
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Yea, your DO is great for soups, stews and chili but it wouldnít mind a few hamburgers, steaks, pork chops, bacon or frying chicken or green tomatoes. Cooking other things in it will strengthen and build the seasoning so those slightly acidic foods wonít have a noticeable effect.

Just a grilled cheese sandwich, itís up for that too. Use it.

Hilditch
I just took a no knead bread loaf out of mine.

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