Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Fire Roasted Hazelnuts


This year for Christmas I thought it would be fun to roast some Chestnuts on an open fire while Jack Frost nipped at our noses. I was disappointed when my grocer only had small, tiny Chestnuts - but I figured we would make it work. When I got home my hubby commented that he didn't think they were Chestnuts, so after a little research I found that I had actually bought Hazelnuts. Oh, silly me. No complaints here, they were awesome!


We used our trusty Meatball Basket to hold the Hazelnuts as they roasted.
It worked wonderful.


I even had a little help loading the Hazelnuts into said basket. :)


It took about 10-15 minutes for the Hazelnuts to roast over an open fire. Their shells will start to crack when they are done. At that point we removed them from the heat and placed in a brown bag to stay warm until they were eaten. (If you are cold you will want to be the person holding the bag - it is so warm!!) Just pop the shells with a nutcracker or pliers - whatever you have on hand. Enjoy!

Mr. Hungry Harp is becoming quite the hand model... ;)

10 comments:

Balvinder Ubi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love chestnuts and I bake them. This is a good idea to do roast them in meat ball basket.

Kiri W. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Mmm, what a perfect way to make these! I need to get myself a contraption like this, we have a hazelnut shrub in our garden :)

Leslee said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love roasting chestnuts, but the pound we bought at the grocer this year were ALL bad!!

Dear hubs surprised me with more from another grocer so I was able to get my fill!

I will need to try the hazelnuts too, I am a huge fan!

Christine's Pantry said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great idea to roast them.

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

sounds like so much fun! will have to try!

Tiffany said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I can almost smell those roasted hazelnuts! YUM!

Elyse @The Cultural Dish said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That's so funny that you bought hazelnuts! Hazelnuts are so yummy though! My store was selling chestnuts and I almost bought them myself - next year I guess!

Jaime aka The Tomato Snob said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You roast a nut it tastes delicious! On an open fire - brilliance. Thanks for sharing.

Dara said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great idea! Roasted nuts are delicious and sooo Christmas-y. Congrats on Top 9!

Suzi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

HI, just found your site from the Top 9, Congrats to you. What a cool idea I have never had roasted hazel nuts before. I bet they were delicious. Nice to meet you.

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