How To Roast Chestnuts

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A friend gave me some chestnuts to roast. I plan to try them on Christmas, along with making the traditional English dinner. I took a look on how to roast chestnuts in the oven, and it looks easy. Here it is in 4 easy steps:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. With a knife, cut a small “x” in each nut for the steam to escape.
3. Put the nuts on a baking sheet, “x” sides up.
4. Roast 15-20 minutes until the nuts are tender and easy to peel.
That’s it!
You can also do the same thing over an open fire. The only difference is that instead of a baking sheet, you put them in a pan with a long handle, like a frying pan. Then you hold them over the fire. Make sure not to put the pan in the fire–suspend it above in some way. Roast for 15-20 minutes and enjoy.
I’m definitely trying this.

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