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breaking in brand new Blacklock 5.5 cast iron dutch oven. recipes

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  • Jon Liebers
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    • May 2018
    • 198

    breaking in brand new Blacklock 5.5 cast iron dutch oven. recipes

    looking for something good to use our new Blacklock cast iron DO on the grill. Any ideas what to make other than chili?
    thanks all.
  • ofelles
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    • Jun 2018
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    #2
    Sorry............Chili. 😜🤦 Can't help myself I found a Lost & Found Chili recipe on the Anson Mills website that I finally have all the ingredients for.

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    • Bkhuna
      Bkhuna commented
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      Ahem..... we're waiting for that recipe.

    • Jon Liebers
      Jon Liebers commented
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      totally forgiven
  • Richard Chrz
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    • Mar 2019
    • 729
    • La Crosse, Wi

    #3
    Bread!

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    • Jon Liebers
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      recipe?
  • HawkerXP
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 4166
    • Northern Virginia
    • 3 Weber kettles, and a PBC
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      Dot w two probes
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    #4
    Cherry cobbler!

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    • jfmorris
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      • Nov 2017
      • 2146
      • Huntsville, Alabama
      • Jim Morris

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      #5
      In mine so far, I've made bread using this recipe, and it was GREAT! I let it rise overnight, and be sure to preheat the dutch oven as the recipe says, before dropping the dough ball in:

      https://www.jocooks.com/recipes/no-knead-bread/

      And I've found it to be phenomenal for deep frying on the grill, both chicken wings and fried potatoes. I have been frying over the SNS in my kettle, and controlling heat by moving the dutch oven over the coals or slightly off, pretty easy to get the oil into the 350 to 400 range and keep it there. I'll keep a pan with paper towels on the other side of the grill to stage the batches in as they are done, and the heat from the grill keeps everything warm until done.

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      • mountainsmoker
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        • Jun 2019
        • 1465
        • Bryson City, NC

        #6
        I always like to season any new piece of cast iron I get no matter if the manufacturer says it is pre-seasoned or not. I will do it twice. After all I will be cooking in it not a seasoning machine or someone that may not care in the factory.

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        • mnavarre
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          • Jan 2018
          • 344
          • San Diego

          #7
          My favorite things to do with a new, or newly seasoned, dutch oven are fry something or make popcorn. And by fry I mean shallow fry something, you want oil to vaporize and coat the inside. Popcorn does the same thing, atomizes oil over the inside and cooks it on.

          I've heard good things about the seasoning on the Blacklock stuff, and honestly the regular Lodge stuff I've bought lately has been pretty good, but i'd still probably baby it a touch to start.

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          • jfmorris
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            • Nov 2017
            • 2146
            • Huntsville, Alabama
            • Jim Morris

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              • Weber Genesis II E-410 w/ GrillGrates (2019)
              • Weber Performer Deluxe 22.5" w/ GrillGrates & Slow 'N Sear & Drip ‘N Griddle & Party Q (2007)
              • Weber Genesis Silver A w/ GrillGrates (2002)
              • Custom Built Offset Smoker (304SS, 22"x34" grate, circa 1985)
              • Lodge L8D03 5 quart dutch oven
              • Lodge L10SK3 12" skillet
              • Anova
              Thermometers
              • Thermoworks Smoke w/ Wifi Gateway
              • Thermoworks Dot
              • Thermoworks Thermapen Classic
              • Thermoworks RT600C
              Beverages
              • Whatever I brewed and have on tap!

            #8
            Here are a couple of sites with lots of recipes:

            http://www.everydaydutchoven.com

            http://www.dutchovendude.com

            Lots more to be found out there of course! What I have yet to do is a good one pot meal. Of course, my wife tends to make those in her crock pot!

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              And... I just got back to my home office from visiting a subcontractor across town. Boom. Two crockpots of some sort of stew are cooking in the kitchen since I left - looks like ground beef from the freezer and every veggie that was in the fridge. I am sure some of it is to take to someone, and the other is for us. So, no grilling for me for a couple of days at least!

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