Learn How to Roast Chestnuts in the Oven and get all my foolproof tips on what type of chestnuts to use and how to prepare, peel, season, serve, and store.
Look for those that are plump, smooth, shiny, and blemish and mold free. Feel it in between your fingers to make sure the skin is not dry.
Place chestnuts in a colander and wash them under cold water to get rid of any dirt or debris.
Place the flat side of the chestnut down on a cutting board with the rounded side facing up. Hold the chestnut firmly and cut horizontally across the rounded side using a sharp paring knife.
Transfer the now-cut chestnuts into a bowl. Cover with cold tap water and let them sit for an hour.
Drain chestnuts and place them on a baking sheet pan in a single layer. Roast for 25-30 minutes keeping a close eye on them and turning a few times, if necessary.
Being careful not to burn yourself, gently squeeze chestnuts using the kitchen cloth or the paper bag as a shield to help remove the skins.
Be sure to check out the blog post for more tips on picking the right kind of chestnuts and easy peeling.
Got more chestnuts? Also, check out how to roast chestnuts perfectly on an open fire (charcoal grill or fireplace)!