African Cooking Pot
Cooking is all about people and food is one of the few things that can unite us
The dishes created in an African cooking pot can be some of the tastiest dishes on the planet
At Garden Chefs we are happy to bring you this 9 litre cast iron cooking pot, as we know you will create some delicious food in it, and we love that!
Whether it be hung from a tripod or placed directly in your fire or fire pit, what you produce in this pot will warm the hearts of everyone who eats from it
Traditionally food is layered, with meat generally at the bottom where the higher temperatures will be found, with vegetables and stock added later
Some simple tips to help you get the best from your African cooking pot would be
- Try not to stir. Allow flavours to stew without tampering.
- Place your coals outside the pot legs and the heat will do the rest.
- Keep the lid on. Resist the urge to look inside the pot, no matter how delicious it smells.
- Fry your spices before adding the meat. This brings out the flavour.
- To save time, you could fry off any meat and partially cook potatoes ahead of time.
- Keep your fire small, if the pot gets too hot you will burn the food.
- Don’t boil your food, it is meant to simmer for a lengthy period.
- Keep a potato aside and put it in last, right at the top of the pot. When this potato is done, the rest of the pot should be done too.
How To Prepare Your Pot For Its First Cook
- Wash out with hot soapy water. Leave to dry.
- Coat the inside with any cooking oil and place on heat until oil begins to smoke.
- Allow to cool
- Wipe with a paper towel.
- Repeat until the paper towel comes out clean.
Caring For Your African Cooking Pot
- After each use wash, dry and coat with any cooking oil.
- Don’t put your pot in a dishwasher.
- Don’t use sharp metal utensils in your pot.
- Once clean, fill your pot with crumpled newspaper and keep the lid off. The newspaper absorbs moisture and prevents rust.