Roasted Chestnuts

Roasted Chestnuts
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Roasted Chestnuts
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  1. Select chestnuts that are heavy, glossy and firm, with smooth shells.
  2. Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  3. Using a paring knife, cut a small cross on one side of each shell to allow steam to escape and make the cooked nuts easier to peel.
  4. Place nuts in a single layer in a heavy oven proof skillet or roasting pan.
  5. Roast 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Wrap hot chestnuts in a towel and squeeze to crush the shells.
  7. Keep nuts wrapped for five minutes before removing.
  8. Shell the chestnuts by removing both the hard outer shell and the thin brown skin inside. Be careful not to burn your fingers!
Recipe Notes

One pound of fresh chestnuts equals about two cups of roasted and shelled, but often there is loss due to mold.

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