Roasting chestnuts has always been a longtime tradition in my family; still one of my fondest food memories is with all of us gathering ’round the table, peeling and savoring chestnuts after supper at Nana’s. Life was a bit simpler then, but I carry-on our European tradition for many years to come and hope to inspire you to do the same!
You’ll enjoy my grill roasted nuts; once cooked, its texture is similar to that of a baked potato, with a delicate, sweet, and nutty flavor. -
Roasted Chestnuts from George Hirsch Lifestyle
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Preheat grill to medium high temperature or 425 degrees F.
Clean chestnuts and dry. Use a sharp paring knife to cut a small X into flat pointed tip end of each chestnut, or prick chestnuts with a sharp church key (can opener) fork to allow steam to escape, preventing them from exploding.
pre roasting L- raw chestnuts, R-chestnuts cut with an X
Place chestnuts in a shallow roasting pan. Roast on grill or oven for 15-25 minutes, shaking occasionally or until chestnuts are tender and shells peel easily. Chestnuts are best when eaten warm.
Tip: Roasting time of chestnuts is variable depending on freshness. Choose firm heavy nuts, not hollow, when buying.