Dutch Oven Cooking
Deb Williams, CPA (DEBW@VTVM1.CC.VT.EDU)
Tue, 18 Apr 1995 14:13:52 EDT
From: Deb Williams, CPA
Controller's Office: Financial Reporting Section
Virginia Tech 201 Southgate Center 0312 (703) 231-8556
Rod, chuckle chuckle....Dutch Ovens ARE made of aluminum. They do
not melt, nor do they burn the food (at least more than any other
type of oven--burning depends on the cook) For Several DO enthusiasts
in this area we all go for the aluminum ones. They are 1/3 less weight
than iron, have no metal flavor pick-up, are durable, rust-proof, require
no breaking in, require no continual seasoning, and can even go in the
dish washer (who has one in camp :-) ?).
Remember Dutch Ovens do not go on the open fire. They cook with coals.
They don't even really have to be "buried in the coals" just coals on the
bottom & coals on the top.
DO cook with coals either from a wood fire or CHARCOAL! I have had an
opportunity recently (remember my New River Trail expedition -- plug --) to
hear Torchie Walrath. He is author of CAMP COOKERY FOR SMALL GROUPS, BSA # 3592
for $3.00 & is an ASM for Troop 44 in Blacksburg VA. Torchie has been with
the Boy Scouts for over 45 years. He will do cooking demonstrations
(usually runs about $3.00 per "eater"). AND they are no-impact. He
uses CHARCOAL and those ALUMINUM DO. He can teach you how to start your
coals with 4 pieces of newspaper and a match. Your coals should be
ready to cook with in about 5 (no typo) minutes.
Aluminum Dutch Ovens are available from (with a business license) the
manufacturer: SCOTTS MANUFACTURING CO
2525 MONROE AVE
CLEVELAND, OHIO, USA 44113
Or if you don't have a business licence, a local Scouter in our area,
Rodney J. Allen also of Troop 44 can make the order for you and SHIP it
to you. The prices I quote below include shipping and handling. BTW I
spoke with Rodney a few minutes ago and he is willing to have this
posted to our "roundtable".
Rodney sells these items at cost. He is the President of Blacksburg
Power Equipment. You may contact him to order these items listed below.
He is at 2910 N Franklin St
Christiansburg, VA, USA, 24073
Phone: 1-703-382-3121. <---to place an order or ask about the DO.
You may write to him at: P. O. Box 864
Blacksburg, VA, USA 24063-0864.
HOT POT TONGS: Different from the ones BSA sells. The hook is on the
working end. The BSA ones used to be made this way.
$3.95 I like this particular kind better because I don't have
to turn the tongs around to use the hook.
12" Aluminum Dutch Oven (with legs) 7 lbs, includes Hot Pot Tongs
#1048 The inverted lid may be used for frying. Any method of
$45.00 utensil cleaning will work with a DO.
10" Aluminum Dutch Oven (without legs) 4 lbs, includes Hot Pot Tongs AND
#1045 the 3-leg grill---this is ideal for your Coleman Stove &
$40.00 it has the 3-leg grill for getting it up above the coals.
This is a good size for a patrol set up.
Flat Griddle large, includes removable handle, rectangle--about twice the
#1471 length of the small griddle---call Rodney for a more exact
Flat Griddle small (square, about 10-12 inches), includes removable handle.
There are other items available. I'm sure Rodney would be willing to talk to
any truly interested Scouter.
So either season, season, season, lug, lug, lug, those Cast Iron DO or go
for the easy care, lighter weight aluminum ones! <big g> BTW the cast
aluminum is about as thick as the cast iron DO when you are picturing it in
Happy cooking everyone!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City