Chestnuts
Chestnuts have sustained communities over the centuries. They are a relatively starchy nut, perfect for cooking in thick creamy soups or added to stuffings. Preparing Chestnuts Cut an X on the flatter of the nut’s two sides. Try to keep your cut shallow so that you don’t cut into the nut meat. Bring a pot…

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Working with Chesnuts

Chestnuts have sustained communities over the centuries. They are a relatively starchy nut, perfect for cooking in thick creamy soups or added to stuffings.

Preparing Chestnuts

  1. Cut an X on the flatter of the nut’s two sides. Try to keep your cut shallow so that you don’t cut into the nut meat.
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the chestnuts. Let them boil just long enough for the shell around the crosshatch cut to start coming loose, about 2 minutes.
  1. Remove the pot from the heat and take a few chestnuts at a time from the hot water. (Leave the rest in the water as you work.) Pull away the shell. The chestnuts are ready to use according to your recipe instructions.

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