Boiled Chestnuts


  • 1 pound chestnuts in the shell


  1. Use the tip of a sharp knife to cut an X in the flat side of each chestnut.
  2. Drop chestnuts into a pot of boiling water; return the water to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat; remove a few nuts at a time and peel off the outer shell and inner papery layers.
  4. Place peeled whole chestnuts in a large saucepan with 5 cups of water; bring to a boil, and cook, uncovered, until chestnuts can be easily pierced with a thin skewer, 30 to 40 minutes. Drain well.


Chestnuts can now be used as an ingredient in other dishes.

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