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What's Your Favourite Le Creuset/Staub French Oven Recipe?

1jc19 Feb 21, 2013 02:27 PM

I just bought a 3.5 quart LC French oven and I would love to know what some of your favourite French oven recipes are.

  1. monavano Feb 21, 2013 02:34 PM

    Braises, especially beef. I recently made osso bucco and it was a thing of beauty.

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    1. re: monavano
      chloebell Feb 21, 2013 02:54 PM

      Braised short ribs, almost any soups........going to make a meat sauce for spaghetti this weekend. Can't wait....

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      HungryHoya Feb 21, 2013 03:03 PM

      I have to eat gluten-free, but that doesn't really effect a pot roast recipe (except checking the broth). I make this recipe at least weekly, except I don't puree the veggies to make a gravy. I prefer them left chunky, and it's all so moist idk why anyone would need a sauce for it.


      I should add- I usually use either my 5.5 or 6 3/4 for this, but I make enough for myself, hubs, and leftovers. You might have to adjust the recipe a bit to get the quantity to fit in the 3.5.


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        shaebones Feb 21, 2013 11:36 PM

        Pot roast....undoubtedly!

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          KailuaGirl Feb 22, 2013 12:26 AM

          Pot roast, carnitas, whole chicken, bread, shanks of any animal (usually veal or lamb, but goat is wonderful if you can get it), soups and stews, anything braised. I love my Le Creuset!

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            stephen Feb 22, 2013 08:06 AM

            It's a little unexpected probably, but recently I have baking no knead bread in my Le Creuset dutch oven and it works just great. Do a google search for the recipe from Mark Bittman and the NYT a couple of years ago. Makes absolutely wonderful artisan bread with little or no work involved.

            Here is a shot of my most recent loaf...

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