Roasted Chestnuts

Roasted chestnuts are a staple in our home. We start baking chestnuts from the moment they hit the grocery store in late October, to the moment they leave the shelves. I can eat chestnuts every single day and they are one of my most favourite and nostalgic memories. In Bulgaria, you don’t even have to purchase chestnuts as the streets are FILLED with chestnut trees. These vivid childhood memories bring me so much joy, so I hope I can introduce you to one of the most nutritious nuts out there. Chestnuts are known to relieve digestive issues, improve brain function, boot the immune system, control blood pressure, improve heart health, and so much more. They are not only good for us, but delicious. They are incredibly easy to make so be sure to give them a try. Please let me know in the comments if you like chestnuts and how you make them in your family.

Roasted chestnuts by the modern nonna roasted chestnuts

Roasted Chestnuts

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Chestnuts are known to relieve digestive issues, improve brain function, boot the immune system, control blood pressure, improve heart health, and so much more. They are not only good for us, but delicious. They are incredibly easy to make so be sure to give them a try. Please let me know in the comments if you like chestnuts and how you make them in your family.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins

Ingredients
  

  • raw chestnuts
  • chestnut cutter will link in notes

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350F.
  • Take a chestnut cutter and place a chestnut right in the middle. Make sure the chestnut is flat and the pointy part of the chestnut is facing you.
  • The thicker wider part of the chestnut should be facing the cutter part of the chestnut cutter. Once they are all cut, place them on a baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • Ours take 30 minutes but the time will depend on your oven.
  • We take them out of the oven, place them in a bowl that is lined with a lint-free kitchen towel, and cover them.
  • We usually let them rest for 5 minutes and peel them while they are still warm.

Notes

You are more than welcome to boil the chestnuts as well but we personally like the taste of baked chestnuts more.
If you can roast them on an open fire, even better!
The chestnut cutter is key, and it will save you lots of time and headache. The cutter will ensure the chestnuts peel beautifully without the fur and make your life so much easier.
You can absolutely use a knife to cut the chestnuts as we always have, but it is so much more time consuming and dangerous as well as it’s super easy to cut yourself if the chestnut slips.
I will link the chestnut cutter for my Canadian friends HERE and the link for my USA friends HERE.
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