How to Cook and Peel Chestnuts


Whether their aroma reminds you of the streets of Europe or the fireside at a country Christmas celebration, roasted chestnuts make a festive winter snack. While the entire process of cooking and peeling chestnuts may be somewhat time-consuming, the delicious, hearty taste of a roasted chestnut makes it all worthwhile.

Things You'll Need

  • Paring knife
  • Baking sheet
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

  • Cut a criss-cross shape across the flat side and the domed side of each chestnut's shell. This will prevent the chestnuts from exploding when they are heated.

  • Spread the chestnuts on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the oven, and let the chestnuts roast for 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Remove the chestnuts from the oven. Let them cool for a little while so you do not burn your hands.

  • Peel the shell off the chestnut by ripping the shell near the criss-cross incision you made earlier. After roasting, the shell will have curled back a little, making this easier.

Tips & Warnings

  • Peel the chestnuts while they are still hot, though not hot enough to burn your fingers.

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