Cast Iron Campfire Meals- Lodge Dutch Oven, Skillet, Oval Pans, Flat Grill/Griddle: We’re Ready!!
We have reserved a campsite at Doll Mountain Campground, a Corp of Engineers park in northern Georgia, and the next step is to get the camper ready for a week-long camping trip. Since the campground is on Carter Lake, we are going to take our kayaks and Bob is bringing his fishing tackle so maybe one of our meals will be grilled fish over the campfire. We will see and I am hopeful!!
As we thought about this camping trip, we decided that we want to use our Lodge Cast Iron cooking pans for most of our meals. The collection now includes a Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, a Flat Grill/ Griddle, a Dutch Oven and two Oval Serving Pans. Our past meals prepared in the Dutch Oven have not always been successful as we are a bit challenged with controlling the heat coming from the charcoal. Several of the dishes have been more caramelized (also known as burnt!) than we like, but we have been able to eat around those sections!!
After reading a bit more about cast iron cooking (The Firepit and Grilling Guru), we decided to try Dutch Oven cooking with a Tripod, meaning we will be cooking our meals directly over a campfire instead of charcoal. We purchased a 60 inch Tall Boy Tripod, a Lid Stand, a Trivet for the inside bottom of the oven and a Lid Lifter to assist us with our campfire cooking. Additionally, I bought the 101 Things to Do With a Dutch Oven cookbook and the recipes seem doable as well as looking delicious. We will let you know how it goes in our posts from Doll Mountain.