Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.
I saw a roasting container at Pingo Douce the other day. I think I might try roasting some myself if I ever come across an open fire. Thanks for the tip of spliting the castanhas before roasting.
You'll have to try them with talha wine in Vila de Frades next São Martinho!
Hi Carol, I'm in RI! Bristol to be exact. I was born in the Azores and we have been in the States since 1971. My Azorean family boils them too. They are such a treat and less dry that way. I love them roasted or boiled and enjoyed some last week.
I haven’t had chestnuts in a few years but find them rather to my liking. Never heard of conkers but I grew up in the northern Midwest. It sounds like chestnuts are far more popular in Portugal than I would ever have imagined! Yum!
The beginning of your article references conkers. These are not the same as chestnuts. Conkers are not edible and come from the horse chestnut tree while chestnuts are edible and come from the chestnut tree. Not to be confused. Your article made it sound like the conkers you used to play with as a child (as did I) are edible.