Roasted Chestnuts Oven or Stove Top

Recipe by Rita1652
READY IN: 25mins


  • 1 12 - 2
    lbs chestnuts, Using a sharp knife cut an X into one side of the chestnut to allow the steam caused by roasting to
  • 1
    tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 14
    cup water
  • salt (to season)


  • Toss chestnuts with oil.
  • In a dry pan over low heat heat pan till hot, then add chestnuts cover and stir every few minutes for 15 minutes.
  • Add water and continue to roast, covered and stirring until water is evaporated and chestnuts are tender about 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot with salt.
  • Or Oven method:
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Roast unseasoned chestnuts for 20 to 30 minutes or until chestnuts are tender, easy to peel, golden brown in color, and the shells are beginning to open. For even roasting, gently stir to turn them over after about 10 minutes. The sliced part of the shells will curl back.
  • Remove the nuts from the oven, make a mound of them in an old towel, wrap them up, squeeze them hard -- they should crackle -- and let them sit for a few minutes.
  • Meanwhile open a bottle of vino, pour yourself a glass, Peel nuts when they are cool enough to handle, and serve with salt if desired. Because hot chestnuts peel easier than cold ones.
  • Enjoy!