HOME > Chowhound > General Topics >

Discussion

Chestnuts Are Here- good method to get rid of inner skin... roast, boil or both?

  • j
  • JayDK Nov 16, 2013 09:50 AM
  • 2
  • Share

Big Johns PFI has fresh chestnuts from Oregon.
http://www.bigjohnspfiseattle.com/
Big and plump.
If you have a good method to roast, boil or both please post.
For me it's not the husk that's a problem, it's the inner skin.
Ideas?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
Posting Guidelines | FAQs | Feedback
Cancel
  1. I slit the shells, roast them, and when cool enough to handle pick off the shells and inner skins.

    BTW, I found the shelled and skinned chestnuts dry well in my climate: I've just reconstituted the ones from last winter for a cream of chestnut soup.

    1. Soak in lukewarm water for 30 minutes.

      Score the flat side.

      Roast.

      After roasting, place them in paper bag for 30 minutes.

      Peel while still warm.

      Eat.