Podcast Off Grid Cooking with Dutch Ovens

Off Grid Cooking with Dutch Ovens

By Melissa Norris | Homestead-Life

May 16

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Learn how to cook off grid without electricity over an open fire with cast iron Dutch ovens. Recipes, tips, and step by step instructions to get you baking and cooking outdoors with your Dutch Oven.Do you know how to cook all the meals you do now off grid without any power or propane? Today I share ways to cook and bake all of your meals outdoors. Dutch oven cooking is the perfect way for being prepared, frugal, keeping a cool house during the hot months, survival, self-reliance, camping, and just plain good-old-having fun!

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In today’s episode we’ll discuss:

  • Why you need a spider Dutch Oven and step by step Dutch oven cooking instructions
  • Seasoning cast iron-including ways to do this off grid
  • My number one preparedness priority
  • How to cook with an open fire
  • How to use a Dutch oven as a slow cooker or oven
  • Keeping your Dutch oven clean when water is scarce
  • Tips for poor weather cooking
  • Tools and tips for using with your Dutch oven
  • Tips for lowering and increasing the temperature




How to cook with a Dutch Oven outdoors with an open fire -picture tutorial and blog post!

How to cook on a woodstove with a Dutch oven


Dutch oven recipes:

Chicken and Vegetable Bake

Dutch Oven Bread

Very Berry Cobbler

Biscuits Dutch Oven Style

Dutch Oven Lasagna
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About the Author

Melissa K. Norris inspires people's faith and pioneer roots with her books, podcast, and blog. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she's not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen.

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