I Toasted a Marshmallow ... and it was good!

Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee
@GrannyGee (1769)
Louisburg, North Carolina
June 1, 2017 3:44pm CST
I've had this craving for toasted marshmallows. I can't just can't make a campfire to roast marshmallows. Besides ... I don't do campfires! I've been thinking ... and thinking. How can I have a toasted marshmallow ... golden brown from the heat ... so gooey good when I put it in my mouth! I am usually good at improvising ... thinking of ways to do things in unconventional ways ... but, strangely enough ... usually work! I knew what I would do ... I went to the silverware drawer ... got a fork. I skewered the marshmallow on the fork. I had already turned the burner on high on the stove ... I held the marshmallow just above the red-hot eye. My marshmallow turned golden as I turned it around and around being careful. Once it lit up with a flame ... I blew it out as I kept turning the marshmallow around. One has to be very careful ... doing this. I don't encourage anyone but ... me to do it I toasted the marshmallow ... and it was good!
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@just4him (95615)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jun
You've got my mouth watering. We used to do that as kids, take forks and roast marshmallows over the burner - we had a regular gas stove. I wonder if it would work as well on an electric stove.
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@GrannyGee (1769)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
3 Jun
Yes! It works really well ... just stick your fork into the marshmallow ... and over the red electric burner ... turn it slowly. Don't let it catch fire ... if it does it was easy for me to blow it out. I let it cool for a minute when it was golden ... then I ate it! So good!
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@just4him (95615)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jun
@GrannyGee Good to know! I just might be toasting marshmallows this summer.
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@GrannyGee (1769)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
5 Jun
@just4him Just be careful if you do ... sometimes, the marshmallow can catch fire ... I blow it out and don't hold it as close.
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@Courtlynn (54383)
• United States
1 Jun
Thats how my uncle used to do it.
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@GrannyGee (1769)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
7 Jun
It's just too good! Ha! Ha! I have some more marshmallows and I bet at least one gets toasted ... soon!
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@Courtlynn (54383)
• United States
7 Jun
@GrannyGee well enjoy them then
@prashu228 (23294)
• India
2 Jun
Wow hope you enjoyed
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@GrannyGee (1769)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
3 Jun
Oh my ... I did enjoy so much those toasted marshmallows!
@PatZAnthony (11891)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
1 Jun
Most could see how this could become a disaster and that someone would have to clean up @GrannyGee But, sometimes ya' just gotta' do certain things.
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@GrannyGee (1769)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
3 Jun
Ha! One has to be very careful not to let it become a disaster ... the good thing was ... there wasn't any messy cleanup. Oh yes, one does have to do certain things, ha!
@Marty1 (28486)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 Jun
Sounds good! Your craving was met! I wouldn't trust myself not to cause a major fire doing this so will not attempt it myself. But thanks, for sharing your clever way!
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@GrannyGee (1769)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
3 Jun
I was so, so careful! It was so, so good!
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@snowy22315 (35985)
• United States
1 Jun
I think I have done that marshmellow over the burner thing too, but I don't make a habit of it, it is a waste of heat. You can make marshmellows in the microwave but they just melt and don't toast. I used to make them when I was using my firepit but it needs to be junked at this point.
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@GrannyGee (1769)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
3 Jun
I've never tried the marshmallows in the microwave. I wanted to toast them over the fire in the grill but ... we gave out of gas, ha!
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@Kandae11 (29024)
1 Jun
Good idea.
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@GrannyGee (1769)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
3 Jun
Yes ... a good idea if one is very careful
@JohnRoberts (41817)
• Los Angeles, California
1 Jun
I have toasted marshmallows over a burner.
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@GrannyGee (1769)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
1 Jun
It really is good!
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@UncleJoe (9023)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 Jun
I used to toast marshmallows but they ruined my toaster.
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@GrannyGee (1769)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
1 Jun
No, you didn't ... did you??!!!
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@DWDavis (10916)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
1 Jun
I've seen this done on a gas stove but not an electric. Congrats on making it work and glad you got to enjoy your toasted marshmallow.
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@GrannyGee (1769)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
1 Jun
I was very careful and it really did work, ha! Thank you.
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@KristenH (21081)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
1 Jun
Sounds good! Ever had S'mores?
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@KristenH (21081)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
3 Jun
@GrannyGee Yes that's it. You roast them over a campfire.
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@GrannyGee (1769)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
5 Jun
@KristenH So I did do it right! It was good!
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@KristenH (21081)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
5 Jun
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• United States
3 Jun
I have used this method several times. When there isn't a campfire available, one must improvise! I prefer mine to be completely burnt. Blow out the flame and let it cool a minute and yum!
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@GrannyGee (1769)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
5 Jun
Oh yes! I pure love toasted marshmallows!
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