HURON - On Saturday, June 9th, at the one of a kind South Dakota Outdoor Expo, 14 Dutch oven teams from across the state of South Dakota and from as far away as Iola, Wisconsin came to show off their outdoor cooking skills. Creating a meal in a dutch oven over coals is a challenge in itself, but add 90 degree temps and 30-40 mph wind gusts, and you have an adventure in cooking! Yet, the dishes proved to be culinary delights, and our judges struggled to choose winners amongst the amazing entries. The winners were:
1st) Mexican Lasagne, Ken Maron, Black Hills; 2nd) Turkey Stew with Biscuits, Elaine & Kent Bales, Huron; 3rd) Crab Stuffed Chicken, Luinea & Regina Caldwell, Brandon
1st) OMG Blueberry Pudding, Luinea & Regina Caldwell, Brandon; 2nd) Apple Dump cake, Charlie Franz, Black Hills; 3rd) Earthquake Cake, Tim Nold & Jerry Hanks, Piedmont
1st) Whole Wheat Raisin, Jim & Jill Johnson, Wessington; 2nd) Monkey Caramel Bread, Elaine & Kent Bales, Huron; 3rd) Blueberry Bread, Tim Nold & Jerry Hanks, Piedmont
For more information on Dutch oven cooking, check out idos.com for a club near you. In South Dakota, a Dutch oven contest and gathering will be held at Big Sioux Rec Area in Brandon on July 14 and in the Cabela's of Mitchell parking lot August 18. Hope to see you there!