Roasted Chestnuts are amongst the easiest 1-ingredient thing to make on Earth. You will not regret learning how to make these beauties.
Chestnuts are considered autumn fruits. Still, you can get them in the wintertime here in Italy. There are the protagonists of many sweet recipes and regional gastronomic traditions such as castagnaccio. Preparing chestnuts is very simple, here I will explain the best way to cook chestnuts.
Chestnuts are also very popular to enjoy alone, cooked on the fire with a special perforated pan like roasted chestnuts or in salt, or even baked as in this recipe!
There are more than one hundred varieties of chestnuts. Flour can also be produced from them, which is very versatile in the kitchen to prepare cakes and homemade pasta. Before purchasing, it is good to make sure that the fruit is firm, and the skin has a bright and uniform color.
Eating chestnuts is great and healthy.
Cooking chestnuts is easy and they make a great snack for rainy days next to a fireplace and either with a glass of red wine or excellent chocolate milk. I love having them with Vegan Golden Milk.
After cooking these Roasted Chestnuts Recipe, they will leave an aroma in your kitchen that is fantastic! I think this is the best way to roast chestnuts.
Oven Roasted Chestnuts Recipe
- Baking Tray
- 18 ounces chestnuts raw
- To prepare the chestnuts in the oven, start by choosing perfectly chestnuts.
- Soak them for at least 2 hours. Thanks to this procedure, it will be easier to peel them once cooked.
- Drain the chestnuts and, if you want, you can place them in a paper bag that will absorb the residual water or use a dry cloth to dry them well.
- Notch the chestnuts. Make a horizontal cut of about 1 inch (2.5 cm).
- Insert the tip of knife in the middle.
- Bake your chestnuts distributing them evenly on the baking tray lined with baking paper, and bake in a preheated oven in static mode at 360 ºF (180 °Celcius) for about 25-30 minutes.
- Once ready, take them out of the oven and place them in a basket or bowl, covering them with a dry cloth.
- Let them rest for at least 15 minutes before tasting them: this will make it easier to remove the peel!
- Peel the chestnuts with you hands.