How to Roast Chestnuts in the Oven

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For a delicious taste of the holidays, try this recipe for fresh chestnuts roasted in the oven.

Step 1: Preheat the oven
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Rinse the chestnuts, place them on a towel, and pat them dry.

Step 2: Carve an X
Use the paring knife to make an X on the flat side of each chestnut. This will allow steam to escape and prevent the chestnuts from exploding in the oven. Plus, it will make peeling them easier.

Make the incision about 1/8-inch deep — just into the flesh of the nut.

Step 3: Bake the chestnuts
Place the chestnuts in a single layer in the shallow baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes, turning them over after 10 minutes.

Step 4: Remove chestnuts to a bowl
Take the chestnuts out of the oven, put them in a bowl lined with a towel, and cover them for 10 minutes.

Step 5: Peel
Peel them while they’re still hot, but cool enough to touch, starting at the slit and pulling the shell and skin away from the nut meat.

Step 6: Serve
Serve them plain or sprinkled with cinnamon, or dip them in melted better.

Did You Know?
Chestnuts have a high water content and very little oil, making them virtually fat free.

30 Replies to “How to Roast Chestnuts in the Oven”

  1. lol, thanks for watching! Next time we show you how to make Mushroom Risotto, using Fly Agaric…

  2. I didn’t expect too much from this stove until I used it>>> it heats up really fast, you can adjusted low and high temperatures, we used it too cook a lot of stuff, and can get messy, just wipe it off any towel, it’s clean again, I mean it’s that easy, I would really highly recommend to anyone.

  3. Aside from the horse-chestnut issue… what's up with that first shot? "Just hanging out on the balcony, looking out at the city with my bowl of uncooked chestnuts." Hilarious.

  4. There are edible and poisonous kind of chestnuts. These are clearly poisonous and you can see that from their rounded shape, the edible ones are flat on one side. Please only buy chestnuts from a store, do not pick them from a random wild chestnut tree!

  5. I just found out we have 2 of these tree's in our backyard, 1st time i roasted them was in a skillet for around 20 mins, Now i'm gonna try the oven, I think it's going to be a better choice, They're delicious! Thanks for the video!

  6. Its actually easier and safer to just score 1 line across the rounded side with a bread knife 🙂

  7. This how to is crap. 1. why paring knife, use a common knife. 2. Pat chestnuts dry? Just dry them with a towel. 3. The chestnuts should come out whole, not in bits as shown in the video. 4. Does not look remotely delicious. 5. That's a risky way of slicing them. 6. Don't make a how to video on something that you don't know how to!

  8. Ok first, Those are wild chestnuts, not edible. Second, Very dangerous way of cutting 0:35

  9. WOO HOO there is a chestnut tree downtown and i could get like 10 pounds of chestnuts!!!! m

  10. These look exactly like my Chinese Chestnuts that grow in a huge tree out past my garden. I am going to try this tonight. Thanks for showing me how.

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