Chestnut Tips

pgoamedia:

Chestnut Tips

Shelling Chestnuts: Cut them in half, place in the microwave in a covered dish, and microwave on high 70 seconds. Let cool slightly before peeling. One pound of unshelled chestnuts will yield about 2 1⁄2 cups shelled.

Roasting: Prep: Cut an X on the flat side of each chestnut with a sharp paring knife.

Fire-Roasting: Place chestnuts in a grill pan or chestnut roaster and gently shake over a fire about 15 minutes.

Oven-Roasting: Place chestnuts in a shallow baking pan. Roast 20 minutes at 350F, or until corners of X’s curl up.

Peeling: While warm remove outer shell. To remove papery skin, roll chestnuts in a clean dish towel and rub off the skin.

—By David Feder, Chestnuts 101

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: