mini-cocottes?

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Joined Apr 6, 2010
so, i finally took the plunge and bought a 6-qt staub oval dutch oven the other day from sur la table, and as part of a promo, it came with two "mini-cocottes." 

my question is, what do i do with these things? they're cute and all, but they seem too small to be useful.

here's a link to what i'm talking about.
 
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Joined Apr 6, 2010
no one? well, i saw a clip on last night's bourdain paris episode where joël robuchon was serving his famous mashed potatoes in mini-cocottes. i'm not sure if it's just for looks - or if perhaps the cast iron keeps them warmer longer because of its ability to retain heat. 
 

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