Great Outdoor cooking in one fun container.
Ingredients for Cream Can Dinner
(Serve's approximately 30 to 35 people)
5 pounds of fresh sausage
5 pounds of smoked sausage
5 pounds of polish sausage
2 heads of cabbage (cut cabbage into quarters)
4 to 6 pounds of carrots (baby carrots work the best)
5 to 8 green peppers (cut green peppers in half)
5 to 8 onions (leave onions whole)
3 dozen (36) ears of sweet corn (clean corn - remove husks)
20 pounds of potatoes (smaller one's or cut larger potatoes in half, clean but leave skin on)
Seven 5 pound onion bags (make sure the paper is removed from the bags)
Fill onion bags with mixture of vegetables
Corn and potatoes _are_not_ bagged up.
Other things needed:
Angle iron rails
2 pounds of butter, ketchup, mustard, salt, pepper
Cookie Sheets with sides, cake pans, large bowls
Heavy duty aluminum foil
Line the bottom and side of the cream can with the aluminum foil.
Aluminum foil goes up approximately one third up the inside side of the cream can.
Stand the corn on end at the bottom of the cream can.
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Step 1: Prep Work
Prepare by inserting ingredients into plastic mesh cooking bags.
3 dozen Sweet Corn
20 lbs Potatoes
5 - 8 Onions (cut in quarters)
5 - 8 Green Peppers (cut in half)
4-6 lbs Baby Carrots
2 Cabbage Heads (cut in quarters)
5 lbs Fresh Sausage
5 lbs Smoked Sausage
5 lbs Polish Sausage
Step 2: Fire Pit Setup
15 to 20 minutes before cooking start a camp fire. To build your camp fire quick use split wood and skinny branches about 1" thick or less.
Step 3: Line With Aluminum Foil
Line the bottom and sides of the cream can with aluminum foil. Continue up the sides for about 12 to 16 inches.
Step 4: Layer 1: Sweet Corn
Insert Sweet Corn on end. Three dozen will fit around bottom of cream can.
Step 5: Water
Cover corn layer in water. About three gallons!
Step 6: Layer 2: Potatoes
Potatoes go on top of Corn layer.
Step 7: Layer 3: Carrots and Cabbage
Carrots and Cabbage are next on top of Potatoes.
Step 8: Layer 4: Green Peppers, Onion, Cabbage
Now insert green peppers, onion and remaining cabbage.
Step 9: Layer 5: Fresh Sausage
Fresh Sausage is coiled on top of vegetables.
Step 10: Cover - DO NOT SEAL
Place cover on top. DO NOT SEAL. Make sure the steam can escape. (Start your timer when it starts to steam)
Step 11: Layer 6: PreSmoked Sausage
Put in presmoked sausage after an hour to hour and half of cooking. Cook for one more hour or so. Total of two to three hours of cooking time total. Do not forget to keep adding wood to the fire!
Step 12: Complete
Cream Can is Done! Serve it up.