Sunday, January 25, 2009

Equipment: Dutch Oven - 5 Quart

Description and Uses
This dutch oven was a Christmas gift from my sister Laurel. I thought she was a little kooky when I unwrapped it one snowy morning a decade ago. Then I saw the light (I still think my sister is a little kooky).

This is my standby for chili, fried chicken, stew, chicken noodle soup, roasted chicken, shepherd's pie, and popcorn.

Inside Bottom Diameter: 8 1/2 inches
Depth: 4 inches
Capacity: 5 quarts (4.7 litres)

Care and Maintenance
Follow standard cast iron care instructions for this skillet.


  1. I just came across your website when I was looking to make a roasted chicken for Christmas and I LOVE everything on here! I am in a demanding graduate degree program, so I haven't been able to cook very much related to my time constraints, but I think that my chicken made up for almost the whole year of not cooking for my dear husband! I am looking into getting a cast iron dutch oven. Do you recommend the 5 qt or the 7 qt? My husband works nights and is into triathlons, so when I do cook, I like to make a LOT (both because he eats a LOT and he needs leftovers to take work). Thanks for all of the recipes. You have answered a lot of my questions regarding cast iron cooking (especially seasoning my skillets and proper cleaning) and I can't wait to delve into them when I get more time.

  2. Hi Morgan,

    Glad you like the site! Thanks for the kind words. My 5 quart dutch oven was a gift, but I also have a larger enameled one. I would definitely go with a 7 quart if you like to make extra for leftovers.




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