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Roasted Chestnuts
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Simple straightforward instructions on how to roast chestnuts at home. Chestnuts are delicious and a perfect snack anytime.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, Italian, Portuguese
Servings: 2 lbs
  • 2 1/2 lbs chestnuts
  • 8 cups room temperature water
  • 1/2 cup coarse salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 ºF.

  2. Add water and salt to a medium bowl and mix the salt well until it's dissolved a bit (doesn't need to be fully dissolved).

  3. Add the chestnuts to the water and mix them in the water for a few seconds.

  4. Using a sharp paring knife, cut a cross on the top of all the chestnuts and place them on a baking sheet.

  5. Place the baking sheet in the oven on the middle rack and bake for 25 minutes.

  6. Serve the chestnuts hot. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The salt water bath isn't absolutely necessary but it adds a nice subtle salty flavour to the finished chestnuts.