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amdoyne Nov 19, 2007 06:03 PM

I got some fresh chestnuts for some of my dishes next sat and when I tested them tonight the chestnuts were just such a pain to peel.

How long after I roast and peel them can I keep them until they go bad?

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  1. rabaja Nov 19, 2007 09:23 PM

    you can keep them quite a while refrigerated. I'd say go for it.
    Of course, if you lived in SF, I'd also say go buy them roasted in Japan Town and save yourself the trouble.

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      Kagey Nov 20, 2007 01:10 AM

      You can keep them for a couple of days after they've been roasted and peeled. Also, in case it helps, I always find them easier to peel right out of the oven. Cut them with crosses first, then roast, then wait only till you can just handle them. You'll always have a few difficult ones, but I think that they get more difficult as they cool.

      In the pursuit of the no-stress holiday, however, I will usually buy a jar of peeled cooked chestnuts. Expensive, but completely worth it once or twice a year.

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