9 Reviews

FABULOUS, Rita!!! I luv roasted chestnuts, but never liked making them as I always had the skins sticking to the nuts like mad, which made peeling without burnt fingers impossible. But today I tried your oven-roast method and it worked like a charm! No sticking, no burnt fingers and the nuts tasted so yummy! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing this winner with us! It will be my go-to method for chestnut roasting from now on!

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Lalaloula November 12, 2009

WOW! Super recipe! I've always cooked them in a really hot oven. They tend to get burnt and the skins stick to them. These were fluffy and adding the water at the end made the skins slip right off them! Very nice!

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Gillian Spence December 09, 2008

Excellent! I served as a snack for New Year's Day. I have been told that it is good luck to eat these chestnuts on New Year's day. I served with salt. I would like to try sea salt with the next batch.

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Montana Heart Song January 01, 2008

Easy and excellent recipe! Made them for my husband tonight and he loved them! Thanks Rita!

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MilanzMom December 09, 2005

Hi Rita; Made 2 lbs. of Chestnuts yesterday and they turned out so nice and crunchy and tasty. My DW went out and bought some Chinese Chestnuts late yesterday. They are somewhat smaller, so will try them following your recipe. Thanks for such a simple, but delicious recipe for chestnuts. "Uncle Bill"

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William (Uncle Bill) Anatooskin November 26, 2005

Hi, can anyone tell me if this can also be done using an electric hob? Thanks

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Danny M. October 25, 2015

This worked well using the oven method even though the chestnuts were hard to cut into they turned out pretty good dipped in grey sea salt. I plan to try this again the same way with fresh chestnuts picked out how you describe in the introduction. This will be my go to recipe unless I have a real fire to put them in!

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UmmBinat November 09, 2013

These have a good flavor, but I don't think they cooked long enough. I followed the directions exactly, but I still had a heck of a time getting the skins off. I don't think I would make them again just because of the hassle. Thanks, though.

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princesslisa of a galaxy far far away December 01, 2009

i had my first ever roasted chestnuts last year from a greek friend, and this is the same recipe he used. can't wait to make them for the holidays this year

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katybugkaren July 28, 2007
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