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Non-holiday Chestnut ideas?

OCEllen Jan 23, 2009 07:46 AM

Bought a package of about 20 chestnuts and need ideas on how to prepare them in a non-holiday sort of way.

  1. OCEllen Jan 24, 2009 11:35 AM

    Thanks to all for the suggestions and links! Just roasted the chestnuts in preparation to make soup and sadly most were shriveled or mouldy within their shells - just old, I suspect.

    1. goodhealthgourmet Jan 23, 2009 06:30 PM

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/573967
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/578745

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        Louise Jan 23, 2009 03:52 PM

        I made that Portugese soup of potatoes, onions, and spanish (not mexican!) chorizo, but subbed chestnuts for the potatoes and added a little sherry and a smidgen of saffron. Very tasty indeed.

        They also go well with roasted brussels sprouts of all things.

        1. gourmandadventurer Jan 23, 2009 12:05 PM

          I love eating them as is, roasted in a pan the traditional way with criss cross slices and some water. Cover so they steam. Some people do this in the oven but I've always done it stovetop and love when they blacken where the x's are!

          1. greedygirl Jan 23, 2009 09:35 AM

            Soup is good - I made parsnip, chestnut and apple the other day. I've also got a fabulous recipe for gnocchi with sausage and chestnuts which is absolutely delicious.

            1. folprivate Jan 23, 2009 09:32 AM

              chestnut soup is wonderful - we first had it years ago at a great Italian restaurant and I made it a few years ago when someone gave me a bag. I don't remember the recipe I used but it was simple and similar to this one although I remember adding some cream to the one I made. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage...

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