Chestnuts

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mumofstig

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Chestnuts
« on: October 13, 2017, 20:29 »
What can I do with a huge bowlful I've just been given, apart from roast a few  :lol:
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Re: Chestnuts
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2017, 23:17 »
There are loooads Mum!  Unfortunately, I've never been in such a position.  :)
http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipes/tag-892/chestnut-recipes.aspx
http://www.greatbritishchefs.com/ingredients/chestnut-recipes
A lot of them seem to use tinned/pureed chestnuts if fresh aren't available, so if you can't face them atm, I'd roast, and puree or freeze them whole.  :)
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Re: Chestnuts
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 23:19 »
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so if you can't face them atm, I'd roast, and puree or freeze them whole.  :)

Good idea, thank you  :)

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Re: Chestnuts
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2017, 00:39 »
I pierce them, drop in boiling water for 5 minutes which helps to peel them. I then freeze for use at a special December meal.

10 minutes before roasters are finished i throw loads in amongst the spuds. Lovely. Others are chopped up and mixed with packet sage and onion stuffing to give lovely flavour and crunch. Yummy

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Re: Chestnuts
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2017, 09:02 »
I chop some, skinned already, and add them to stuffing to go with roast chicken. Have quite a lot at the moment foraged locally to where I am this week, nice big fat ones. They do last quite a while in their shells though so no immediate rush.

If you are going t roast them, either in the oven or on a skillet, don't forget to poke a hole in them... exploding chestnuts can cause a lot of damage!!
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