Oven-baked Chestnuts Recipe. How to Roast Chestnuts.

by Justyna
1 portion
30 min

Edible chestnuts are the real Autumn gems. If you are in the mood for a healthy snack, roast some chestnuts, and enjoy a cozy night in. Grab them from the shop while they're in season!

Chestnuts taste like a sweeter, mushier, and more Autumny version of cashews. They contain magnesium, calcium, zinc, and are full of vitamins (A, B, C, E).

How to roast chestnuts?

Grab a handful (or two, approx. 200- 400 g) of chestnuts and make cross-like incisions across the shell of each chestnut (just on one side).Make the cut as wide as you possibly can. It will be much easier to peel the skin and remove the nut if the slit is bigger.

Place chestnuts on a baking tray lined with baking parchment. Place them cut side up and roast them at 200°C/392°F for about 20-25 minutes. When they crack open, remove baking tray from the oven and leave chestnuts to cool.

Make sure chestnuts are not too hot to touch, but they're still very warm when you crack them open. When they cool off completely peel is almost impossible to remove.

Remove chestnuts from the shells and munch away.

They should be soft, mushy, and very yummy!

Can I freeze chestnuts?

Yes, you can! And it's very easy to do.Unfortunately, chestnuts spoil rather quickly. You should always store peeled, roasted, and cooled off chestnuts in the fridge. If you bought them raw during Autumn, but wish to bake them later, you can by all means freeze them. Just make the cross-like incisions to prepare them for roasting before you freeze them. You can bake them straight from the freezer when you're ready.

Bon Appétit!

Oven-baked Chestnuts Recipe. How to Roast Chestnuts.
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  • 1  portion
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • edible chestnuts 200 g- 400 g
  • baking paper
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