Some people refer to them as French oven while others may call them cocotte. The French took the cast iron pots and glazed them with enamel which then gave rise to French ovens. Nowadays, the difference between a Dutch oven and French oven or cocotte is minimal and the terms are used interchangeably.
Is a cocotte the same as a Dutch oven?
Cocotte is the French term for dutch oven, they are the same.
What do you use French oven for?
Locally known as a cocotte, the French oven became the perfect tool for popular recipes of the time like boeuf bourguignon, which involved browning the meat on the stove before transferring the dish to the oven to finish cooking.
What do you cook cocotte in?
Here are my favorite meals to make in the Le Creuset mini-cocotte:Baked Eggs with Spinach, Tomato & Feta.Pecan Cinnamon Breakfast Rolls.Caramelized Onion and Roasted Pepper Frittata.Deep Dish Pizza.Coquilles St. Jacques.Fish Chowder Stew.Rustic French Onion Soup.Beef & Potato Shepherd Pie. •Sep 26, 2017
What is a chefs French oven?
Description. Whether preparing a flavourful chicken stock or slowly building a rich cream base for broccoli and cheese soup, the Chefs French Oven is the ideal vessel for stovetop simmering. Its sloped sides make stirring more efficient and effective by promoting continuous movement even after the lid is in place.