I first was introduced to Chestnuts by a stranger at a local farmer's market about 5 years ago. I was checking to see what these amazing nuts were when a gentleman came up to me and gave me tips on how to choose these nuts and also how to cook/eat these. Since then I get these nuts home whenever I spot them in the market. Later on I read up on the nutritive value of these nuts from here. It is so easy to roast and also is a very filling snack. So next time you spot it in the supermarket, don't ignore these delicious nuts!
Chestnuts 3 cups
Method Of Preparation -
Clean the chestnuts.
Use a sharp knife to cut an X into one side of each chestnut, or prick chestnuts with a fork to allow steam to escape.
Arrange the chestnuts on a microwave safe plate (in a single layer - about 8-10) with the cut sides up.
In 1 minute intervals, nuke them for about 3 min. (The first batch was done in 4 min and the subsequent batches took 3 min).
They are done when they can be easily peeled.
Peel the nuts when they are cool enough to handle, and enjoy.
Preparation Time 10 min
Makes 2 1/2 cups