Roasting chestnuts in the oven is easy and quick to do at home. However, best way to roast chestnuts is grilling them over a fire or on carbon at your home backyard barbecue. For more ideas how to pick, peel and roast your own chestnuts on open fire go to Roasting chestnuts on a fire.
Before you start with chestnut roasting in oven you should first make a cut through the brown chestnut shell - on a diameter, crosswise or just pinch the nuts with a knife in a few places.
Preparing chestnuts is very important to do when roasting chestnuts in the oven because otherwise chestnuts will burst and explode right in your oven.
The cut should be accurate, not very deep but quite long. If the cut is too short chestnuts can still explode when heated and mess your oven up.
Preheat the oven till 200 - 220 ºC. Place your chestnuts on a grill tray or just on a regular oven tray with a cut side up and bake till they're ready, normally about 20 minutes. After that you can either eat chestnuts just like that or add any ingredients you like and keep them in the oven for 5 minutes more.
When chestnuts are done the shell bursts at squeezing and is easy to remove.
Always serve the chestnuts hot. That's an easy way to peel chestnuts - peeling when they're hot. Don't leave cooked chestnuts for later. They will loose the taste, get hard and dry.
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