Roasted chestnuts

It is easy to roast chestnuts at home.

Find the flat side of each chestnut and cut a large X with a sharp knife on its skin. Place them on a shallow baking pan and place in the oven to roast for about 20 to 30 minutes, depending on size of nuts. Shake pan several times to rotate chestnuts so they will cook evenly.

Chestnuts may also be roasted on the outdoor grill. Watch carefully and turn them often.

Another favorite method for small amounts is stovetop. Place on top of a flame-tamer and cover with a deep lid. Roast over low heat until done, about 10 minutes, turning often to cook evenly.

Peel roasted chestnuts as soon as they are cool enough to handle. Once they cool completely, they are difficult to peel.

Created by Andrea Poidomani