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Chestnuts, MiCROWAVE BOMBLETS

 
 
Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 12:56 pm
Did a chestnut in the microwave to see whether it could be speeded up . It blew up real good. I assume I need to punch more holes in the skin. ANy ideas?
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 12:58 pm
more chestnuts
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 12:59 pm
Be sure there is no one else in the kitchen to witness your nuts popping with such violence.
Wink
http://www.charliesnuthouse.com/how_to_microwave_chestnuts.html

http://www.recipezaar.com/Quick-Microwaved-Chestnuts-339471

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dyslexia
 
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Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 01:01 pm
@farmerman,
shiksa uses a 16 gauge scatter gun before nuking.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 01:03 pm
a christmas carol is born

chestnuts exploding, in a microwave
farmerman taking cover, behind the stove



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Foxfyre
 
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Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 01:16 pm
I do not recommend a microwave for roasting chestnuts.
Pre-heat oven to 425
Cut a little X into the skin of each chestnut (or prick good with fork)
Put chestnuts on a shallow cooking sheet with the X side up
Roast 20 minutes or so or until the nuts peel easily

That's better than digging chestnut shells out of the walls of
your microwave.
Green Witch
 
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Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 01:17 pm
With a sharp knife, make a little cross cut on each chestnut. Place chestnuts in a shallow bowl of water. Nuke for about 2 minutes (adjust depending on the power of your nuker). Chestnuts will be easy to peel and steamy hot.
Foxfyre
 
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Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 01:18 pm
@Green Witch,
Hmm hadn't thought about putting them in water. Good idea.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 01:45 pm
@Foxfyre,
MAybe next batch of stuffing. I switched back to the old method of boiling in salt water with the little X on top.

They taste jes fine and theres plenty for te stuffing.

I like the Christmas song, pwrhaps you can get additional vesres about, say dys and his eggies or rappin ogionik.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 04:31 pm
@farmerman,
chestnuts in the microwave seem to come up as a topic here every coupla years

http://able2know.org/topic/97506-1
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 05:34 pm
@ehBeth,
I remember some great photo about .... maybe Nola, with chestnuts roasting. Dunno, will look anew.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 05:36 pm
@ossobuco,
I think there's a chestnut thread involving cav and Noddy and possibly timber, but that might have been back on Abuzz.

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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 05:37 pm
@ossobuco,
Oh, never mind, google thinks I'm talking about New Orleans.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 05:51 pm
@ossobuco,
To reply to myself, I saw a photo with a few folks around a large (pan?) in a town square - looked like eight or ten feet by scaling re the rest of the photo..

I might be wrong re that chestnut roasting photo being from Nola.
Still, what a good thing to do...
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 26 Nov, 2008 07:17 pm
@farmerman,
My experiment was more a scientific inquiry into how many reliefe holes would be needed to prevent the explosion. APparently I didnt have enough. However, boiling them is way less traumatic .


I still hear that one can hard booil an egg in a nuke by just sutting 2 holes in either end.
You first.
Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Thu 27 Nov, 2008 12:11 am
@farmerman,
Quote:
boiling in salt water with the little X on top


How does the X stay in boiling water?
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Thu 27 Nov, 2008 12:13 am
@farmerman,
Big no on the eggs. I microwave them after breaking them and they still manage to 'pop' and scatter bits everywhere. With a slice of cheese between two bits of toast they are great.


BTW Those 'Myth-buster' dudes did the one with a jawbreaker in the microwave. Seriously not recommended.
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 27 Nov, 2008 05:51 am
@Mr Stillwater,
Cool. I know that a good oxydizing agent in the presence of metal filings will cause a microwave to explode. Id better not go further.

Mythbusters show pace has really annoyed me of late. They always string out themain topic over 1 hour and theres almost no reason for watching the interiror of the show.
OGIONIK
 
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Reply Thu 27 Nov, 2008 06:31 am
@farmerman,
like thermite?
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 27 Nov, 2008 07:27 am
@OGIONIK,
Naah, thermite takes greater energy to ignite. Think more like "Chlorine" and metal filings
 

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