LC 3 1/2 qt wide oval dutch oven
Can anyone tell me if the LC 3 1/2 qt wide oval dutch oven is large enough for a leg of lamb or 4 bone prime rib roast. Would I get enough use from it or would I be better off to buy a 7 qt oval. I don't make a lot of stews or soups and don't think I need anything as deep as a 7 qt round or 7 qt oval as they would be extremely deep.
If you don't do braises, and are considering a smaller LC dutch oven for roasting a leg of lamb or a prime rib roast, you probably don't need the LC oven. Save your money and purchase a quality stainless steel roasting pan instead. DOs with high sides aren't a good candidate for roasting. Even an aluminum quarter-size sheet pan will work better than using a DO for roasting.
Leg of Lamb? No way I could fit a small one in mine. I haven't bought a Prime Rib roast that would fit either.
It works well for small roasts for a single person or a couple. You need a pretty short bone to fit it inside that small oval oven.