Cooking with Love

with Gianna Conte (Jan)

Cooking with Love

with Gianna Conte (Jan)

Family Favorite

When I was a little girl, I remember my papa cutting chestnuts on Sunday mornings all Winter long.  My father's method was a little different, in that he cooked them on top of the stove.  He used a metal plate with holes on the bottom.

Here's my papa when I received my confirmation.

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire...

Roasted Chestnuts

2 lbs brown chestnuts

Sprinkle of water

Large roasting pan


With sharp small knife, make an X cut in each chestnut.

Important: Soak in cold water overnight

Drain, place in roasting pan in 350 degree oven for approximately 45 minutes to one hour.  Sprinkle with water.

Check for doneness by piercing with a knife. When the knife goes in easy and the chestnuts are browned on the top and the skin is pulled back, they are done.