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Boiled Chestnuts Recipe


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Whole Raw Chestnuts 




1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil.

2. Meanwhile, using a sharp knife, either cut the chestnuts in half or cut a gash all the way through the skin (about 2.5cm/1 inch long).

3. Add the prepared chestnuts to the pan and cook for about 20 minutes or until tender.

4. Remove them with a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl of iced water . This helps release the shell and skin from the nut itself. After a few minutes, remove the shell with a knife and peel off all traces of the skin before eating or using in recipes.

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Serving Suggestions

Use in any recipe calling for cooked chestnuts

Boiled chestnuts are especially nice to add to stuffings as they go well with all types of poultry

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Large Saucepan


How to Freeze boiled chestnuts

Allow to dry completely then  place in a single layer on a baking tray, cover with clingfilm and freeze for a couple of hours until hard. Transfer to labelled freezer bags.


To defrost - About 8 hours in the fridge.

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