I attempted to roast some chestnuts. You will be unsurprised to hear that they exploded.

(Yes, I cut the little X into them.)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)

From: [personal profile] lilacsigil


The song didn't say anything about exploding! (I've never eaten a roasted chestnut, though, so I may not be an authority here.)
st_aurafina: Rainbow DNA (Default)

From: [personal profile] st_aurafina


Omg, they can make a fairly brutal kind of projectile, too. I hope you're okay!
mildred_of_midgard: (Default)

From: [personal profile] mildred_of_midgard


Chestnuts 'sploding on an open fire
Shrapnel nipping at your nose
Edited (Fits the meter better this way.) Date: 2017-01-09 06:48 am (UTC)
likeadeuce: (Default)

From: [personal profile] likeadeuce


I tried this on Christmas and was not impressed with the results, although looking back I can now be grateful they did not explode.
thistleingrey: (Default)

From: [personal profile] thistleingrey


I haven't figured out the roasting, either. (Usually now I boil them.)
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From: [personal profile] yhlee


Oh man, I'm so sorry!

If you ever visit Seoul in the winter, buy roast chestnuts from the street vendors. They are universally wonderful. (I don't know what their non-explosion secret is, though.)
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From: [personal profile] marycontrary

cutest cooking video: exploding gnocci


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkXy12xVnRs

no one is injured. his laugh is my favorite
Edited Date: 2017-01-09 04:39 pm (UTC)
twistedchick: General Leia in The Force Awakens (Default)

From: [personal profile] twistedchick


It's been a few years since I roasted them, but I cut through the outer skin -- not a small X but a long slice -- and soaked them in water for an hour or two -- because they are always a bit dehydrated -- and then covered the hot chestnuts with a wet towel so they steamed. It worked. I don't have temperatures and times immediately available but I can find them if you want. I also steam-cooked them in the microwave, same principle. They always came out delicious and none exploded.
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From: [personal profile] mme_hardy


"It could only happen to Rachel...."
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From: [personal profile] movingfinger


That happened to me too when I tried it! uh I guess the X has to be really deep? What a mess.

I buy the pre-done peeled ones now if I need them for a recipe.
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From: [personal profile] dhampyresa


Rachel arrives at kitchen
Fire: On
Chestnuts: Exploding
Rachel is forcibly removed from kitchen
lovepeaceohana: Eggman looking very tattered and injured. Poor Eggy! (eggy wounded)

From: [personal profile] lovepeaceohana


I managed to smoke the shit out of some chickpeas the other day, so, yay kitchen fails?
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