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#11 Fri 14 Nov 08 1:23am

westcoast_richo

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Re: Roasted chestnuts?

hmm well i guess it may depend on the variety for if they dry out too much as ours are generally fine but also for how they peel, some can be very easy.... others can be a real pain when you want to eat them! The bigger cuts is (hoping) generally to try make them a bit easier to peel smile

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#12 Fri 14 Nov 08 4:40am

Luvmegrub

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Re: Roasted chestnuts?

I've been trying without success to introduce roast chestnuts to our Aussie mates on winter camping trips.  They just can't seem to acquire a taste for the dry, furry tasting things and they moaned about sore burnt fingers  roll   I won't give up though  crossed

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#13 Sun 16 Nov 08 4:22pm

westcoast_richo

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Re: Roasted chestnuts?

hahahaha good on ya for trying. Dont give up! It'd be a great idea around a fire to cook them  thumbsup

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#14 Tue 02 Dec 08 9:08pm

DebDiMaggio

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Re: Roasted chestnuts?

does anyone have any recepies for turning them into something nice?? marinate, preserve, stewed???? Want to make something of a nice/original starter for christmas!!!!!!!

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#15 Mon 15 Dec 08 4:50am

Duo

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Re: Roasted chestnuts?

Somewhat related, does anybody know where I might be able to procure one of those metal bed heating pans that Gennaro uses to roast the chestnuts? It definitely seems like a cool way to cook stuff over the fire.

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#16 Mon 15 Dec 08 4:53am

Beautiful BC

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Re: Roasted chestnuts?

Duo wrote:

Somewhat related, does anybody know where I might be able to procure one of those metal bed heating pans that Gennaro uses to roast the chestnuts? It definitely seems like a cool way to cook stuff over the fire.

ebay or antique stores or flea markets I'd guess.

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#17 Mon 15 Dec 08 5:34am

Duo

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Re: Roasted chestnuts?

Beautiful BC wrote:

Duo wrote:

Somewhat related, does anybody know where I might be able to procure one of those metal bed heating pans that Gennaro uses to roast the chestnuts? It definitely seems like a cool way to cook stuff over the fire.

ebay or antique stores or flea markets I'd guess.

Yeah, I was afraid of that. I was just hoping that maybe somebody knew a reliable place to pick one up at. It'll probably be even harder to find them here in Canada.

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#18 Mon 15 Dec 08 6:04am

Beautiful BC

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Re: Roasted chestnuts?

You never know......I don't think they're that uncommon to find.  Probably one of those exercises in patience we all love to hate  wink .

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#19 Wed 17 Dec 08 2:11pm

jillster

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Re: Roasted chestnuts?

janesofos wrote:

Does anyone have the recipe for roasted chestnuts that Jamie and Gennaro did on the Christmas programme. Would be really grateful.......

Ok Jane.....here is how they did it.  There were 2 ways - one was in a roasting container fashioned out of a Victorian bed warmer.  Place in coals of fire.

The other - and the one I think you want the recipe of was......

Put chestnuts in a saucepan or similar.  Add cold water, salt, wild or dried fennel and a good chunk of orange peel and boil the lot on a fire.  He didn't cut them or anything beforehand.  They just split.

Jamie also suggested putting the boiled chestnut in some mashed potato with bacon......

If you ever see a show that you need some info from, go to YouTube.com.  Type in the description i.e. Jamie Oliver Christmas Special and it comes up with the show in segments - fyi, the chestnut roasting segment is in segment #5.

I hope this helps you - have a wonderful season!! smile

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#20 Mon 17 Dec 12 4:59am

gaviota_uk

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Re: Roasted chestnuts?

If you ever see a show that you need some info from, go to YouTube.com.  Type in the description i.e. Jamie Oliver Christmas Special and it comes up with the show in segments - fyi, the chestnut roasting segment is in segment #5.

Does anyone know the name of the Christmas Special it was featured in? I cannot seem to find it... Thanks to all! smile

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