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Roasted Chestnuts

December 17th, 2018

Many years ago we harvested chestnuts from the family property and roasted them in the oven, they were good, but it was sooooo long ago. When I saw them at the local co-op, I decided to get a few for us to try again. I roasted them in the oven last night and they were delicious!

Now I need to read up on whether we can grow chestnuts here in Maine, if so, I’ll be planting a couple of trees, not only for us but for wildlife as well.

Have you ever had roasted chestnuts? What did you think?

3 Comments to “Roasted Chestnuts”
  1. PennyAshevilleNC on December 17, 2018 at 10:57 am

    We had a neighbor bring us chestnuts to use- TONS of them. We roasted them in a cast iron pan (huge) over the fire pit outside. Then we had to peel them all- that part was less fun! They were good and I did enjoy trying it out. I blended up most of them with water and froze the puree for soups and things.

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  2. Katherine on December 23, 2018 at 7:31 am

    We had roasted chestnuts recently and neither my husband nor I saw the appeal. They were rather mealy. He says they were similar the one other time he had them, 20-30 years ago.

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    • Susy on December 26, 2018 at 11:11 am

      I agree, they are a bit mealy!

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