Chestnuts - How to Roast & Italian Chestnut Stuffing
Chestnuts reign supreme in the nut world ...Chestnuts have less than 2% fat and they're high in carbohydrates and excel in valuable proteins. They are extremely versatile, like mushrooms, or any kind of nut.
Roast over an open fire until you can penetrate them with a fork.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and roast them for 15 or 20 minutes.
About 20 seconds, on high, uncovered, in your microwave.
Cut a gash in the flat side and drop in boiling water for 10 minutes.
Have you had chestnut soup … how about chestnut stuffing, add chestnuts to your favorite stuffing recipe!
CHESTNUTSTUFFING (enough for a 3-4# chicken):
1# peeled chestnuts
1/2 C. cracker crumbs
1/4 C. melted butter
1/2 C. cream or evaporated milk
salt, pepper, celery salt, and thyme to taste
Peel chestnuts while warm – they are easier to peel when warm. Mix chestnuts with rest of ingredients and loosely stuff a 3-4# chicken … or this amount will fit in the breast/neck cavity of a turkey … and fill the body cavity with your regular stuffing. Or place in a small casserole and heat in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes, until hot!