Thursday, January 8, 2009

Roasting Chestnuts

In addition to pomegranates, these are one of my favorite winter snacks. Packed with protein and low in fat, they're resolution friendly too! They taste a little like brown rice, are a satisfying snack and easy to make.

Just pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees.

Place a dish towel over a cutting board (to prevent rolling nuts and missing fingers!) and cut an "x" into each chestnut. This helps with two things. One ... it makes for easy peeling and eating. Two ... it lets out the steam from roasting so they don't pop and explode in your oven. It might sound nice in the holiday song ... "hear the chestnuts POP! ... pop, pop, pop!" But it wouldn't be a pleasant picture.

Bake them for about 30 minutes until the shells have started
to peel and the insides look golden brown.

Let them cool, then enjoy!

Interested in seeing how chestnuts are harvested?
Check out this video ... click here.

Tremain Street Cottages


  1. I've always wanted to do this! And yes, the song inspired me. Do they pop at all if you X them? Maybe just a little?

    They look so TASTY!

  2. I haven't had roasted chestnuts in years, they look heavenly! Love your site.