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Roasted Chestnuts (Castagne)

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • raw chestnuts

Instructions 

Preparing the Chestnuts

  • Rinse and dry the chestnuts well.
  • With a sharp knife (like a paring knife), carefully score the chestnuts in the center, making a line going across the round side, just piercing the inner skin and not the chestnut itself.
  • Scoring is an important step, because chestnuts expand as they roast.
  • Optional: Soak the scored chestnuts in a bowl of hot water for one minute to help with steaming. Drain and dry them well.

Cooking the Chestnuts

  • Preheat the oven or airfryer 356F / 180C, unless you are using a pan on the stovetop.
  • Oven - cook chestnuts on a lined baking sheet. Shake baking sheet halfway through cooking. Depending on your oven, you may need to flip the chestnuts so they cook evenly. (Approximately 30 minutes).
  • Air Fryer - shake basket to flip chestnuts a couple of times during cooking. (Approximately 30 minutes).
  • Pan - Roast over a medium-low flame, tossing often. (Approximately 10-15 minutes).
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: castagne, chestnuts, holiday foods, Italian desserts, italian food, kosher, Winter