Cheap Dutch pot for you chilli heads

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Cheap Dutch pot for you chilli heads

Postby Eddie » 20 Jul 2012, 10:19

This weekend I'll be cooking some chilli on the smoker and I was wondering what I could use as a cooking container that isn't going to break the bank. Then I remembered back to the days in south London when I used to eat round a friend’s house and they had a Jamaican Dutch pot placed on the table and everyone helped themselves . So while I was in Deptford I picked this little baby up. Believe me they come much bigger. http://s1056.photobucket.com/albums/t37 ... C00062.jpg
As you can see they are very strong and can be placed straight on the coals if needed. I looked on Ebay and Amazon and they are three times what I paid for it.

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Re: Cheap Dutch pot for you chilli heads

Postby London Irish » 20 Jul 2012, 10:40

Eddie,

whereabouts in Deptford?

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Re: Cheap Dutch pot for you chilli heads

Postby Eddie » 20 Jul 2012, 11:36

London Irish wrote:Eddie,

whereabouts in Deptford?

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Deptford high street, market day is best as the stalls are cheaper then the shops. But the shops are still cheaper then online.

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Re: Cheap Dutch pot for you chilli heads

Postby aris » 20 Jul 2012, 12:24

What did you pay for it - and what is it made of?

Cast iron pots can be had quite reasonably if you know where to look - I have several in my collection :-)
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Re: Cheap Dutch pot for you chilli heads

Postby Eddie » 20 Jul 2012, 12:34

aris wrote:What did you pay for it - and what is it made of?

Cast iron pots can be had quite reasonably if you know where to look - I have several in my collection :-)


Paid £8 for it. Looks like steel to me, but very thick,heavy and strong.

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Re: Cheap Dutch pot for you chilli heads

Postby aris » 20 Jul 2012, 12:42

Very good price. Looks like aluminum to me. I assume the '20' on the top means 20cm? Like this one:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Caribbean-Jamai ... B0084FRKUQ

If you want something in cast iron, try Jonny Sunshine:

http://www.ronniesunshines.com/bushcraf ... ovens.html

I've bought some nice cast iron skillets at TK Maxx too.

How do you cook chilli on a smoker using a dutch pot? Got a recipe & technique?
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Re: Cheap Dutch pot for you chilli heads

Postby London Irish » 20 Jul 2012, 12:47

Deptford high street, market day is best as the stalls are cheaper then the shops. But the shops are still cheaper then online.

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Re: Cheap Dutch pot for you chilli heads

Postby aris » 20 Jul 2012, 12:57

Sounds like my kind of high street - but a bit out of the way for me :)
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Re: Cheap Dutch pot for you chilli heads

Postby Eddie » 20 Jul 2012, 13:26

aris wrote:Very good price. Looks like aluminum to me. I assume the '20' on the top means 20cm? Like this one:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Caribbean-Jamai ... B0084FRKUQ

If you want something in cast iron, try Jonny Sunshine:

http://www.ronniesunshines.com/bushcraf ... ovens.html

I've bought some nice cast iron skillets at TK Maxx too.

How do you cook chilli on a smoker using a dutch pot? Got a recipe & technique?


Roonie sunshine looks like they have some good stuff, but as my buget is limited. I thought I'd go down the cheaper route.

Method of cooking will be pretty standered, start off with oinons, mince, seasoning, stock and then smoke for a couple of hours with oak?

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Re: Cheap Dutch pot for you chilli heads

Postby aris » 20 Jul 2012, 13:30

So what - do you used canned or dried beans? I was wondering if the temperature in the smoker would be enough to cook beans - i know that some types need a certain temperature to cook properly (hence why some do not cook in a slow cooker or crock pot).
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