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Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

First time doing this.  Sort of sweet potato like.

http://www.chonday.com/Videos/chenutsroart1

XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,612
    Sort of the same
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 

  • XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • RRPRRP Posts: 19,745
    I assume those things must be an acquired taste.. I followed a supposed time honored recipe to a T a few years ago and our high anticipation was only overcome by our intense hatred of those friggen things! BTW all 2 pounds went in the trash! You can have all of those tree turds!
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • I never bought food based on a song. I dated a girl who liked Prince so I almost made "Raspberry Puree", but I think we broke up so I never made that dish.

    Jingles? That's another story.

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    My fleet of eggs: XL, Small & Mini.

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,764
    edited December 2013
    Chestnuts? How did they get way up there???

    Are they crunchy or still soft after roasting?

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • henapple said:

    Sort of the same


    Thanks for the laugh this morning!
    Nowhere Indiana
  • Sort of the same
    Thanks for the laugh this morning!
    Thanks again.  :)>-

    Alexander City,Al
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,554
    Very cool, Doc. I've never had chestnuts, let alone seen them around these parts. Way to get in the holiday spirit.

    Rowlett, Texas

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  • @RRP I agree with ya bud.  My grandparents always have these at our christmas dinners, and they have never been my thing.
  • I'm Sicilian and chestnuts are and always have been a staple item in my house from Thanksgiving till new years we eat them all the time I like to put salt on them before roasting and eat them hot .I think that I'm going to do a batch in the egg I'v never did them that way I usually do them in the oven or in the wood burning stove on top of the ambers but this is on my to do list 
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
    Long Island N.Y.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 20,285
    if you dont make the cut what ends up happening is your egg turns into a gatling chestnut gun :D i heard a pop, opened the egg, and covered the side of the house with mashed chestnuts :)) my first and only experience with roasting chestnuts, glad i didnt do it in the fireplace indoors :))
  • HDumptyEsqHDumptyEsq Posts: 1,095
    I made a soup with them last year. After roasting them (pain in the azz to peal - I'll do 'em like the chef above this time) put them in a pot with onions or leeks, fresh thyme, cook till the onions are soft but not browning, add veggie stock and bring to a boil then simmer for 30 minutes or so. When they're tender let cool and add a splash of heavy cream and whizz in the blender. It's really silky if you pass it through a sieve. Serve it with some crumble bacon bits and a swirl of chestnut liqueur. (Trader Vics carries it). It's really good. 

    Tony in Brentwood, TN.

    Medium BGE, New Braunfels off-set smoker, 3-burner Charbroiler gasser, mainly used for Eggcessory  storage, old electric upright now used for Amaz-N-Smoker.

    "I like cooking with wine - sometimes I put it in the food." - W. C. Fields

  • HDumpty - I am going to try that.  They are not really snack material, but have a nice, sweet flavor.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • HDumptyEsqHDumptyEsq Posts: 1,095

     

    HDumpty - I am going to try that.  They are not really snack material, but have a nice, sweet flavor.
    It does make a nice change - sort of like butternut squash or sweet potato. I'd forgotten all about it till I saw the post. Being a Brit, chestnuts were always around our house at Christmas.

    Tony in Brentwood, TN.

    Medium BGE, New Braunfels off-set smoker, 3-burner Charbroiler gasser, mainly used for Eggcessory  storage, old electric upright now used for Amaz-N-Smoker.

    "I like cooking with wine - sometimes I put it in the food." - W. C. Fields

  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,479
    RRP said:
    You can have all of those tree turds!
    You owe me a new keyboard Ron!!   =)) =))

    Mike

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • Chestnut and bacon soup.  Pretty good, but peeling the nuts is a pain.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • gmacgmac Posts: 1,265
    Oh man, now I want chestnuts. Love them. Used to hang out in the neighbours shop drinking beer and roasting those things on the wood stove. Now I'm the neighbour that everyone hangs out at. Gotta see if there is a Boxing Day sale on chestnuts.
    Mt Elgin Ontario - just a Large.
  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 1,280
    I never bought food based on a song. I dated a girl who liked Prince so I almost made "Raspberry Puree", but I think we broke up so I never made that dish. Jingles? That's another story.

    Nicely played Fred. Never seen raspberry purée in a second-hand store, but I've worn earner every food known to man...
    Centennial, CO
    Unless I'm hunting, then Lord knows where.
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 3,768
    I like em raw. We had a chestnut tree when I was a kid and I used to eat those things until I was almost sick. Haven't had any in years.

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  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,874
    edited December 2013
    if you dont make the cut what ends up happening is your egg turns into a gatling chestnut gun :D i heard a pop, opened the egg, and covered the side of the house with mashed chestnuts :)) my first and only experience with roasting chestnuts, glad i didnt do it in the fireplace indoors :))
     
     
    I wish I hadn't done them in my oven, same thing happened!   :-O
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