Roasted Chestnuts

Vegan, Snack


1 lb Chestnuts


Step 1

Rinse chestnuts and pat dry.

Step 2

Place your chestnuts on a cutting board, flat side down.

Step 3

Using a sharp paring knife, make an X-shaped cut on the round side of each chestnut. This keeps them from exploding in the oven.

Step 4

Place in a bowl and cover with room temperature water, and allow to sit for 1 hour.

Step 5

Preheat your oven to 425. Place the rack in the middle of the oven.

Step 6

Arrange on a baking rack on a baking sheet.

Step 7

Transfer to the oven and roast them until the skins have pulled back from the cuts. It should take about 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 8

Remove from the oven and pile them into a mound in a towel. Wrap them up, allow to stand for 10-15 minutes.

Step 9

Pull and snap off the shells to reveal the yellowish white chestnuts. While peeling, make sure to also remove the papery skin between the shell and the chestnut. Enjoy!