Pottery pan

Updated on 26 Jul 2023
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So if you are looking for an earthenware pan, you are looking for a pan made of natural materials. The Römertopf is such a pan. This natural pan is made to be used in the oven, with a temperature of 200 degrees and more you will prepare the most delicious dishes with the Römertopf. And it does not even have to take very long!

With this earthenware pan you will make the most delicious dishes. These dishes are also incredibly healthy. In this article we are going to tell you exactly what an earthenware pan is, what dishes you can make with it and why they are so incredibly healthy. Finally, we have some tips for buying the best Römertopf.

What is an earthenware pan?

To find out exactly what an earthenware pan is, we are of course going to find out what exactly earthenware is. The wikipedia page states that pottery is an umbrella term for anything made from clay baked materials at about a temperature of 1100 degrees, such as ceramics, crockery, pots, jars and even tiles. Pottery is usually not as durable as real stoneware or porcelain, as it is a lot softer. On the other hand, it is a lot easier to make and therefore considerably cheaper. Because pottery is always porous, it is very important that a glaze be applied over the pans. If a pottery is fired at 1,200 degrees or more, it may also be categorized within the rubric of stoneware.

Pottery is mainly objects made from simple materials such as clay and loam, which are mainly extracted from the banks of rivers. By drying and then firing, the clay parts stick together, preventing water from causing them to fall apart. By the way, there are objects made of pottery that do fall apart when fired, or pottery that does not need to be fired.

With some pottery, it is not possible to fire the whole at such a high temperature that it is no longer porous. As a result, a glaze must be applied so that the pan is still waterproof. Glaze is a type of glass, it melts and flows over the surface. It is even possible to add color to pans through glazing.

One of the most famous forms of pottery are pans made of pottery, which of course includes the Römertopf.

Dishes from pottery pan are healthy

You may be wondering why a dish from the earthenware pan Römertopf are so healthy? Well, we would like to tell you more about that. The Römertopf goes into cold water for at least 15 minutes before use, this water soaks into the pan. Because you place the pan in the oven with the lid on, and then slowly heat this whole thing up, it creates an oven in the oven, so to speak. As soon as the Römertopf heats up the whole thing starts to steam, this vapor in turn causes mist. This causes the ingredients to steam. The vitamins, nutrients and actually everything that is so healthy for humans is preserved in the pan.

Frying is also impossible with an earthenware pan because of this. The temperature inside the pan can never get hotter than the water vapor. Another little tip: a pottery pan usually has a poor ability to withstand temperature fluctuations, so never place it in a preheated oven or from a hot oven on a cold countertop.

Dishes with earthenware pans

Once you’ve purchased a pottery pan, of course you’ll want to start cooking with it. But maybe you’re wondering if we have any good tips? First of all, keep in mind how to use and prepare a Römertopf pan before using it for cooking. You can read more about that on the next page, where we will tell you exactly about cooking with the Römertopf. Just click on the ‘read more’ button for that, the last section is all about how to cook with this ancient Roman pan.

You can actually put just about any ingredient in the earthenware pan Römertopf. Meat (including chicken, chicken legs and wings, lamb and more), fish (pretty much any kind of fish), vegetables, potatoes, rice and pasta. However if you are going to cook with the Römertopf, it is important that you grease the pan well beforehand, prepare it, and once all the ingredients are in it, that all the ingredients are well greased so that they cook nicely golden brown.

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