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Chestnuts
Mon 4-Nov-13
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cactus jack
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Is there an easy way of cooking chestnuts to go in recipes?

i have tried boiling and roasting but peeling them has ruined my nails :)

and it takes ages. Chestnuts are very cheap here or free so I don't want to buy ready shelled ones

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Tue 5-Nov-13
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Have you tried Google? I always find anwers there. Probably a You Tube video too! We have loads of trees here and the French are good foragers but I have never collected them. Maybe next year I will start.

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Tue 12-Nov-13
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I always roast them, stab them on the flat side, roast on quite a high heat for about 15 mins, then as soon as they come out of the oven I squish each one until the skin pops ( using an oven glove or tea towel as of course they are red hot.) they usually then peel quite easily when slightly cooled.

Wed 13-Nov-13
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Thanks Terrier And Aly

i did check on google first

I think I may have let them cool down too much as the shells were getting harder and harder.

i will have another go tomorrow

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Wed 13-Nov-13
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Ooh yes, once they have cooled they're a nightmare, however I did make that mistake the other day, got side-tracked, a common problem, so I stuck them back in the oven for about 10 mins on a lower setting, seemed to do the job.

Thu 14-Nov-13
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I have now given up on Chestnuts.  I love them but the last time I roasted them I had the same problem - my thumbs don't work properly now ( just like my Ma) and I could not peel them quickly enough, whilst they were hot.

I'll try that again!

Sat 16-Nov-13
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I can't believe how expensive chestnuts are this year.

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Sat 16-Nov-13
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They certainly are.

I'll try that again!

Tue 19-Nov-13
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I don't see any chestnuts on sale. Maybe they would be sold on the streets in London? I seem to recall that.

Last time I had them was when F and I were in Como, what seems like very many years ago. They roasted chestnuts in big barrel contraptions.

Delicious.

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Tue 19-Nov-13
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Your local supermarket will sell them in net bags, near the fruit.

I'll try that again!

Tue 19-Nov-13
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Ooh, one more post, Toni, and you reach 13,000 ! ok champagne  whistle

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Tue 19-Nov-13
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By heck!  I don't talk much if you meet me, so I have no idea why I am so chatty here...embarassed

I'll try that again!

Tue 19-Nov-13
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...... and suddenly there's more !  big_laugh   big_laugh   runaway

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Tue 19-Nov-13
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Is there someone else signed as me??   confused

I'll try that again!

Tue 19-Nov-13
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Nice try!  big_laugh

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