Do you have to soak chestnuts before roasting?
Some people recommend soaking chestnuts before roasting them, which allows the meat inside to steam. Once your chestnuts are clean, dry them off and place them on a cutting board. You need to cut a slit into the shell of each chestnut, as this allows steam to escape during the cooking process.
What is the best way to cook chestnuts?
How to roast chestnuts
- Cut the shell carefully. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
- Roast for 30 mins until split. Place in a roasting dish large enough to have one layer of chestnuts, without overcrowding them.
- Cool, peel and serve.
How do you roast chestnuts so they peel easily?
How long does it take to roast chestnuts in an oven?
Place the chestnuts with the flat side down, the cut side up in a single layer in your baking pan. Roast in the oven for about 15-20 minutes.