How to Cook Chestnuts (Without an Open Fire)

How to Prep, Cook and Peel Chestnuts | InSearchOfYummyness.com

I’ve loved chestnuts ever since I tasted them at the Kortright Centre for Conservation in Woodbridge, Ontario.  I was five years old, and my dad’s company was having their annual Christmas party there. Our tour guide took us outside into the snow, and roasted a handful of chestnuts over a camp fire. Once they were done roasting, everyone in the group had the opportunity to taste them. I was handed a warm golden nugget, that had been dipped into hot salty butter.

I remember being fascinated by the smell and taste of the chestnuts. They were sweet, nutty and unlike anything else I had ever eaten before. Now I looked forward to enjoying those flavours every winter.

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