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crabbyob

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roasting chestnuts
« on: Oct 14, 2020, 12:49:50 PM »
hi someone spent 3 on a bag of eating chestnuts.... any advice?

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Ashy

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Re: roasting chestnuts
« Reply #1 on: Oct 14, 2020, 12:53:47 PM »
How big is this bag?
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crabbyob

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Re: roasting chestnuts
« Reply #2 on: Oct 14, 2020, 02:15:35 PM »
lol...well spotted... a supermarket purchase ...about one pound in weight
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Re: roasting chestnuts
« Reply #3 on: Oct 14, 2020, 02:43:29 PM »
Likely to taste better than roasted conkers.. ;D
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Re: roasting chestnuts
« Reply #4 on: Oct 14, 2020, 02:45:17 PM »
so is there a preffered method, of cooking or should i just take my own advice and hit you tube
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Re: roasting chestnuts
« Reply #5 on: Oct 14, 2020, 03:17:18 PM »
My wife got all nostalgic and bought a big bag for a couple of quid or so last year. I note that we still have them....


Ashy

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Re: roasting chestnuts
« Reply #6 on: Oct 14, 2020, 03:25:39 PM »
Chestnuts should be cooked in the ash can of a nice open fire.

3 for a pound of chestnuts is dear but similar to the price of other exotic nuts.
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Re: roasting chestnuts
« Reply #7 on: Oct 14, 2020, 03:35:56 PM »
but dont the shells explode sending shrapnel in all directions
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Re: roasting chestnuts
« Reply #8 on: Oct 14, 2020, 03:38:48 PM »
From memory you should poke holes in them or maybe score them with a knife. I have no idea what herself had planned because sfaik they don't cook well on radiators.


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« Reply #9 on: Oct 14, 2020, 03:42:24 PM »
Yes I had forgotten about the holes. One method is to use a skewer.
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Re: roasting chestnuts
« Reply #10 on: Oct 14, 2020, 03:43:51 PM »
one hole per nut then?.. ;D
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Re: roasting chestnuts
« Reply #11 on: Oct 14, 2020, 05:42:28 PM »
I used to love roasted chesnuts, we had them as a treat when I was growing up..

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Re: roasting chestnuts
« Reply #12 on: Oct 14, 2020, 06:57:11 PM »
one hole per nut then?.. ;D


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« Reply #13 on: Oct 14, 2020, 07:11:53 PM »
ouch
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Re: roasting chestnuts
« Reply #14 on: Oct 14, 2020, 10:35:03 PM »
I've never eaten roasted chestnuts - but I remember that there used to be a little stall in the pedestrianised part of Guildford High Street selling them when I worked there back in the 70s - smelt tempting!
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