selene at earthlink.net
Thu Jun 14 08:53:26 PDT 2007
Michael Gunter wrote:
> I got a three-legged and round bottomed pot. The round bottom
> hasn't been opened yet but I roasted a chicken in the legged pot
> and it worked great. There are a couple of disadvantages from my
> modern dutch oven. One is that the top is a little narrow so getting
> the chicken in was a little cumbersome.
As I understand it, there is a reason for this shaping. It steers the
steam to the center top and condenses on the inside, effectively
self-basting the contents. Next time I roast a chicken in one I will
probably install a hook with which to lift out the birdie without having
to put my hands in the roasting hot pot in order to get a grip.
Steering out of period a little: I bet that the popular Beer Can
Chicken would work great in a potjie.
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