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Roasting on a not-open fire

Written by Larry Roberts on

01foodchestnuts10xx.1A great fall find at Pennsylvania Macaroni Co. in the Strip District: Local chestnuts. They're $3.99 a pound, so I snagged a pound and took them home. Roasting them is not difficult:  Cut a cross into the flat side of each nut, place nuts on a baking sheet and bake in a 400-degree oven for 20 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally. Pennsylvania chestnuts are smoother than the Italian chestnuts, which look like small small brains and are harder to shell.


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