Hi ,first posting from me.
while in France I bought a "frying pan"it has 38 quarter inches holes on the flat bottom of the pan.
My husband has tried all sorts of different ways to cook chestnuts this seems to be the best.
Put the chestnuts straight into the pan without cutting.Cook over a highish gas flame for about 10 minuets.Keep tossing them the flames get through the holes & eventually split the shells.You may be able to buy one of these pans on Ebay.I think you can also buy them in Spain.Mine cost 4.99 Euro's last year.
kind regards Margojacko (uk)
if anybody would like a fab Yorkshire pudding recipe I have one that never fails.