Jamaican Dutch Pot
Jamaican Dutch Pot or Dutchie is made from heavy cast aluminum. The Dutch pot was imported in Jamaica from Holland and is used in almost all Jamaican traditional cooking and baking.
Dutch Pot Sizes
- SMALL – 7 inches wide by 3.5 inches deep
- MEDIUM – 9 inches wide by 4 inches deep
- LARGE – 12 inches wide by 4.5 inches deep
- EXTRA LARGE – 14 inches wide by 8 inches deep
Uses of dutch pot
Dutch pot is use to execute a wide array of cooking techniques, including stir-frying, steaming, deep-frying, boiling and stewing.
Jamaican Dutch pot, dutchy, dutchie, or dutch pot. This cooking pot is a staple in most Jamaican and Caribbean homes and restaurants for catering. Use to cook your curry goat, oxtail or your Sunday rice and peas.
Caribbean(Jamaican) Cooking in a Dutch Pot: Many foods like beans, chili, stews, soups, rice dishes, and noodles can be cooked easily with heat from the bottom of the pot. You can place the Dutch Pot on coals to cook these – great for entertaining in the garden.
Remember that a Dutch Pots hold a lot of heat in the sides and lid. You can move it off of the coals before it is finished cooking and let it finish with just the heat of the pot. The Dutch Pot really shows off when you use it to bake.
Almost anything that you bake at home can be cooked in a Dutch Pot. To bake in a Dutch Pot over coals, you put some coals under the oven and more coals on the top. This will allow the heat to be distributed above and below the oven and provide more even heat to whatever you are baking.
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