A Dutch oven is a very thick-walled metal cooking pot with a tight fitting lid. Known as a camp oven in Australia. In France it is known as a cocotte. There are two types of Dutch ovens, a camping oven and a modern Dutch oven. Camping ovens have three legs, wire handle and are flat. They are made of bare cast iron and are set on top of open fires. The modern Dutch oven is used on the counter or in the oven. They have a smooth bottom and two handles. They are made from enameled cast iron, aluminum or ceramic. Dutch ovens are used for slow cooking dishes such as; roasts, stews, casseroles.
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