Chestnuts Roasted on an Open Fire

Total Time
25mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

On the first snowy day, get the outdoor fire-pit going, Put on Dean Martin's version of the song, and sing along while enjoying the season! NOTE: You will need a cheap frying pan

Directions

  1. Take a cheap old frying pan, and using a hammer and large nail, or drill bit, make about 10 holes in the bottom.
  2. Put an X in the skin of each chestnut. Heat pan over flame. Add chestnuts and using a spray bottle, spray with water.
  3. Return to flame, shake pan slowly and constantly for about 15 min., occasionally spritzing with more water. (will require more yuletide songs).
  4. Place chestnuts into large metal bowl, sprinkle with salt, and toss. Place chestnuts into 8 small brown bags, sprinkle a dash more salt into bag, and serve. (or sell em on the street corner for a nickel like they did in the ol' days)!
Most Helpful

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Thanks for the recipe, we've done this over a fire but you have to be careful they don't burn. I love roasted chestnuts anytime but if you are in a pinch cut an x in the skin and nuke them in the microwave for about 20 seconds and they are delicious that way too.