Re: [dutchovencooking] Cooking potatoes-help
- The recipe sounds like Pigs in the Cornfield. If you have the corn on the outside edge of the dutch oven you can move the charcoal rings closer to the center and maybe double them up ( make double rings). Also I have been known to par boil the potatoes before putting them in the oven. (Place them in a separate pot, cover them with water and put lots of heat on til they boil.) Pull them from the water and put them in your recipe and they will be well cooked when you are done. Don't forget to put a can of soup in so you will have some gravy.GaryFrom: "kelly83686@..." <kelly83686@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 3, 2013 5:02 PM
Subject: [dutchovencooking] Cooking potatoes-help
Any hints or tips on cooking potatoes in a dutch oven? I tried another recipe last night and came out with crunchy potatoes. (The recipe was diced potatoes, peppers, onion, half cobs of corn and pork. Called for 8 coals under, 16 on top. This seemed to be not enough, but I followed the recipe. After 1 hour the potatoes were still very crunchy.) I've tried potatoes before and had similar results. What am I doing wrong? Is it a heat issue? Dicing issue? I diced them fairly thin. They were baby reds. I use a 12" oven. Any hints on number of coals?