roasted chestnuts

Oven Roasted Chestnuts Recipe

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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.

roasted chestnuts
Raw 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.

roasted chestnuts
Raw Chestnuts

Roasted Chestnuts

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.

roasted chestnuts

Oven Roasted Chestnuts Recipe

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Roasted Chestnuts are amongst the easiest 1-ingredient thing to make on Earth. You will not regret learning how to make these beauties.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Italian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 125 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Tray

Ingredients
 
 

  • 18 ounces chestnuts raw

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

The cooking time of baked chestnuts can vary according to the fruit’s size and the oven; from time to time, move the chestnuts to achieve homogeneous cooking.

Nutrition

Calories: 125kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 309mgVitamin A: 17IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
Keyword castagne, chestnut, quick, roasted
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Nutrition Facts
Oven Roasted Chestnuts Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
125
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1
g
2
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Sodium
 
1
mg
0
%
Potassium
 
309
mg
9
%
Carbohydrates
 
28
g
9
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
17
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
26
mg
32
%
Calcium
 
12
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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