Cast Iron – Breaking in a new Dutch Oven

Looking at our little “collection” of cast iron ware, the one thing I was missing was one of the Lodge Pre-seasoned 6 Qt. Dutch Ovens. Ordered from Amazon.com at a reasonable price, it arrived yesterday.

Having a bit of a problem with one of my feet, Heidi came out to help me and act as my “runner” in and out of the house, so together we went to work on adding to the seasoning of the new D.O.

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New Lodge 6 Qt Dutch Oven. Cleaned, greased, and baking in on the grill at medium-high temperature

 

When I removed the lid, wiped it down and set it aside to cool, Heidi remarked it looked like a dish antenna of some kind.

When I removed the lid, wiped it down and set it aside to cool, Heidi remarked it looked like a dish antenna of some kind.

 

I was actually using part of our "Campmaid" cooking gear - great way to handle a hot lid.

I was actually using part of our “Campmaid” cooking gear – great way to handle a hot lid.

 

The handle comes off with a button-press for storage inside the D.O.

The handle comes off with a button-press for storage inside the D.O.

 

Same as a new cast iron frying pan, even though it is pre-seasoned, I like to fry up a pound of bacon in it right away. (Of course, we enjoyed BLTs later on as part of the process).

Same as a new cast iron frying pan, even though it is pre-seasoned, I like to fry up a pound of bacon in it right away. (Of course, we enjoyed BLTs later on as part of the process).

I’ve done this with each new piece of pre-seasoned iron ware we have picked up over the years, and always been pleased with the result, (especially the Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato sandwiches). 😀

Planning on giving this new D.O. quite a workout in the coming months, and if I do anything new will put it up on the blog.  Right now am considering trying my hand at a “Tater-tot, Sausage, Egg & Cheese” breakfast casserole I saw on Facebook the other day – of course, I want to try it outdoors!

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