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Pressure cooking unpeeled chestnuts without scoring?

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jspen Nov 6, 2012 02:29 PM

I found some chestnut preparation methods that steam or boil in a pressure cooker, but don't mention scoring or making an 'x'. I've had chestnuts explode on me before and am hesitant to try this, but if this works 100% of the time it could be a time saver. Does anyone have experience preparing chestnuts in a pressure cooker by either boiling or steaming?

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  1. Veggo Nov 6, 2012 02:57 PM

    Maybe I'm wrong or old fashioned, and I have never had a boiled chestnut, only wonderful roasted ones, but when the un-scored ones explode, they are like mini-hand grenades, whether in an oven or under a fireplace andiron.

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