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Old 12-17-2007, 07:27 PM   #1
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Chestnuts, am I the only one?
I LOVE chestnuts. But it seems that everyone I try to introduce to them doesn't like them I have a very simple recipe that has been handed down for generations, and every year at xmas time it's a special treat, because that is the only time you can find them in the stores.
heat oven to 450
slice chestnut pre-cooked in an x across the flat part
bake for 10-15 min
wrap in towel soaked and wrung of cool water until cool enough to peel
peel, lightly salt, yum!
Just wondering if I am "nutty" or if anyone else likes them? Is this an Upper Michigan thing (where I grew up)
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Old 12-17-2007, 07:40 PM   #2
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You're not the only one, I love chestnuts, too! I don't salt mine. (I grew up on the west coast)

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Old 12-17-2007, 07:51 PM   #3
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I absoultly LOVE roasted Chestnuts
LOVE Love love
lovelovelovelove Love
Nothing makes me happier than roasted chestnuts, in stuffing, or out in a bowl, I Love them
the flavor is like NOTHING else
I will have to stop going on and on
I love them (did I say that)

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Old 12-17-2007, 08:07 PM   #4
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I've never had them the old fashioned Christmas carol way. But by brother and I just talked about this very subject a week ago! He's had them before but never made them himself. I'll have to pass along your "recipe"
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:46 PM   #5
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I'm not terribly fond of roasted chestnuts, but if you make them into a soup, I'm there! Although I haven't tried them roasted since I discovered the soup, I might like them better now.

When you say Roasted chestNUT, I expected a roasted nutty flavor, and crunch... not the soft mild flavor I got. I imagine that's a large amount of why I didn't care for them.

Try feeding them to people without identifying them, see if that makes a difference.

Oh, and I buy bags of frozen chestnuts at this time of year and store them in the freezer to use all year.
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:25 PM   #6
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I love 'em, too, just never had them fresh and roasted! We throw the canned ones into the dressing, YUM! I'll have to try the fresh ones!
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Bro and I were discussing if they are like boiled peanuts. On foodnetwork Paula Deen did a bit on that. My brother said a guy he was in the army with pined for boiled peanuts and would get them in tins from home. I've not had boiled peanuts, but I'm not sure what they would be like. I imagine they would be like eating baked beans?
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OMG! You poor child, Boiled Peanuts are DELISH!!! The fresh ones are SUPER DELISH.... I think every convenience store between here and Atlanta has them. Mary
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:30 AM   #9
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I've never even tried one or seen one except on tv or such. Do they have a taste similar to any other nut as I pretty much love all nuts.

I've never even seen them sold anywhere down here. In fact, I am not sure I ever saw them in Northwest Indiana where I grew up either, but I imagine since you Michigan folks eat them they were probably somewhere up there.

Indiana is big on walnuts at Christmas, which I don't care for unless in my kieflies.

I am a cashew freak.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:35 AM   #10
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I always thought they tasted like warm soft nutty meaty something.... I guess it's a mellow taste, but if you aren't expecting it I guess it can taste weird.
Thanks for the tip on freezing them! but at $5.99 a pound I can't afford to do a lot of that!
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