Cowboy Cooking outdoors with cast iron cookware

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Cowboy Cooking outdoors with cast iron cookware

Postby Cattleman21 » Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:13 pm

Anyone else enjoy this style of cooking? Share with those other members your favorite recipes and such
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Re: Cowboy Cooking outdoors with cast iron cookware

Postby Bigfoot » Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:24 pm

Oh man, I used to cook all the time on a fire. Somewhere along the way, I lost interest in it.

Favorite meal to cook period was breakfast. Beer biscuits (bisquick, beer, and a little sugar) in the Dutch oven of course. Real thick cut bacon cooked on the fire and eggs.

Used to make a cobbler with fresh peaches, sugar, and canned biscuits. Momma' was better, but momma wasn't much on camping.

Shepherds pie was always good and easy.

I liked to cook in disposable aluminum pans from the dollar store. I'd elevate them off the bottom of the Dutch oven with 3 little rocks. I was never much on burrying my oven. Probably cooked everything at a broil, rather than a bake. I'd just sit mine on coals, and one shovel full on top. Rotate everything, every time I checked it.
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Re: Cowboy Cooking outdoors with cast iron cookware

Postby j_20 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:19 am

not as much with cast iron but i cook on my cowboy wok or Discada as some call it outside practically year round. I think anyone who likes to cook outside should own one people are always interested in them and once you cook a meal for em from one they want one.
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Postby fenceman » Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:33 am

I'd say the words cowboy and wok go together about like ram and chopsticks. ;-)
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Re: Cowboy Cooking outdoors with cast iron cookware

Postby j_20 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:47 am

thats why i typically just call it my pan but then everybody just thinks plain old frying pan haha
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Postby dun » Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:58 pm

I thought it was just a GIANT wok
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Postby j_20 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:11 pm

mine is made from a disc blade with the hole welded up, was in the dirt a couple days before i was cooking on it. cant get that kinda seasoning on a store bought pan
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Re: Cowboy Cooking outdoors with cast iron cookware

Postby ram » Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:47 pm

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A picture is worth a thousand words. I use mine all the time, deep fried back strap cut thin and fried hot is about as good as it gets. And the shrimp aren't bad either.
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Re: Cowboy Cooking outdoors with cast iron cookware

Postby j_20 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:17 pm

I do need to weld a handle on mine typically just use my pliers
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Re: Cowboy Cooking outdoors with cast iron cookware

Postby Cattleman21 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:00 am

Guess it doesn't matter what you cook in, as long as it does the job. I guess it isn't Tiffany cookware, or some other brand. Real cowboys/girls know how to improvise when it comes to cookin grub. lol
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Postby Cross-7 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:38 am

It's become our number one selling disc
No hole, unpainted and unsharpened
Several customers make pretty elaborate cookers out of them with propane burners
The big deep cone disc make good fish fryers too

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Postby True Grit Farms » Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:04 pm

Dang Chinese cost me dearly. I use to sell them for $125.00 at some hunting and fishing shows. But that included the lid.
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Re: Cowboy Cooking outdoors with cast iron cookware

Postby wbvs58 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:35 pm

Beans, beans and more beans, that's all the cowboys used to eat in the Westerns when I was growing up, cooked on fires that were 3 sticks pushed in together with the fire where they met.

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Re: Cowboy Cooking outdoors with cast iron cookware

Postby j_20 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:00 pm

Another way of cooking I like is the cream can or can cooker, makes feeding a crowd real simple and fairly quick. There are a couple different styles out there but my favorite is the Ogallala Cream Can Supper. Anyone else use these?
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Re: Cowboy Cooking outdoors with cast iron cookware

Postby NECowboy » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:46 am

Cattleman21 wrote:Anyone else enjoy this style of cooking? Share with those other members your favorite recipes and such


Love this but haven't done it in ages. Check this out this guy has a few different recipes on here but shows more what it's all about and some scenes of life on working cattle ranchs with the chuckwagon there.

https://www.youtube.com/user/krollins57/videos

Here some recipes:

http://www.legendsofamerica.com/we-oldwestrecipes.html
http://chuckwagonrecipes.blogspot.com/

Anyone do this kind of stuff with oven or stovetop? (Not able to build fire where live at currently nor have time to most weeknights not to mention not wanting to do this on windy days of which we have many).
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