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Anyone on here gather them regularly?

Two of the many trees I walk by are, this year, producing usable nuts.

I collected pocketful this morning and am thinking, having looked on few websites, score, boil, peel, freeze, in small batches.

The first six are 5 bleurgh and 1 nice.

Could do with a failsafe method.

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When I lived in the old horse with open fire,used to get them out the cases prick them couple times apart from one then place them on the fire on a old baking tin sheet ,when the unpricked one exploded then they were done.

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Visited my favourite tree only to find a hornets nest in a hole in the trunk. As I get blood poisoning if i get stung by a wasp thought I give the old tree a miss this year.

 

Cheers Arry

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When I lived in the old horse with open fire,used to get them out the cases prick them couple times apart from one then place them on the fire on a old baking tin sheet ,when the unpricked one exploded then they were done.

Same technique here. Best way to eat them.

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When I lived in the old horse with open fire,used to get them out the cases prick them couple times apart from one then place them on the fire on a old baking tin sheet ,when the unpricked one exploded then they were done.

That's a coincidence: I found a tree with decent sized chestnuts while walking the kelpies today and was going to have a look on bing after a quick look on here to see how best to cook them (as I wasn't sure whether to lay them on a shovel on the fire or wrap them in tin foil)...but now I know.

 

Thanks FODR! :thumbs:

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Coal shovels good but took longer than thin baking sheet,also slightly dirty with coal dust,lol

Thanks again. :thumbs:

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I shall roast the next lot. The boiling method has not been a screaming success.

Burnt fingers and 2 whole Chestnuts.

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Need to buy a couple of saplings for round here...

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