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

JayDK Nov 16, 2013 09:50 AM

Big Johns PFI has fresh chestnuts from Oregon.
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.

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    tardigrade RE: JayDK Nov 18, 2013 07:02 PM

    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. ipsedixit RE: JayDK Nov 18, 2013 07:13 PM

      Soak in lukewarm water for 30 minutes.

      Score the flat side.


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

      Peel while still warm.


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