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How To Roast Chestnuts on an Open Fire

Watch more Christmas Recipes videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to roast chestnuts on an open fire with these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Put chestnuts in popper or roasting pan Arrange a single layer of chestnuts in the fireplace popcorn popper or chestnut roasting pan. Tip For easier peeling later, cut an X into the flat side of the nut with the paring knife. Step 2: Put pan over fire Place the pan over a low fire for 20 to 25 minutes. Shake the pan back and forth frequently while cooking. Step 3: Listen for popping Listen for the loud popping sounds as the chestnuts burst open. If you cut an X into them first, the steam will escape and you won't hear it. Step 4: Check for doneness Check for doneness. You'll know they're done if the shells are broken open or are curled. Step 5: Peel Peel when the chestnuts are still hot but cool enough to touch. Did You Know? "The Christmas Song" often subtitled "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire" was written during an unusually hot summer by Mel Torme and Bob Wells.
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