Learn How to Boil Chestnuts and get my foolproof tips on how to peel them with ease.
Boiled chestnuts are convenient to use as an ingredient in sweet and savory dishes such as soups, purees, cookies, and cakes.
Place a chestnut on a cutting board, flat side down. Using a paring knife, make a small incision horizontally over the rounded side of the chestnut.
Fill a saucepan with cold water and bring it to a rolling boil. Carefully, add chestnuts into the boiling water.
Cook for approximately 15-20 minutes, or until the scored section opens up revealing the fuzzy skin on the inside.
Carefully remove one chestnut and peel to check if the yellow flesh is fully cooked. If the pulp is soft and creamy, it is cooked. Drain and peel while still warm.
Be sure to check out the blog post for helpful tips on peeling boiled chestnuts and creative recipe ideas to put them to good use.
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