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Delicious Roasted Chestnuts

Delicious open fire roasted chestnuts.

Delicious Roasted Chestnuts - Title of the Recipe

Roasted chestnuts are my favorite fall snack. It’s so cozy. Chilly fall days, long walks in the woods while picking up chestnuts, and then roasting them in the evening on an open fire with a glass of warm drink.

There are so many ways to prepare chestnuts, but my favorite is the one where you roast them over an open fire. You can also cook or roast them in an oven or air fryer, but they will not taste the same as the ones you prepare over an open fire. They will, however, still be delicious.

Prep Time

Prep Time:

10 Minutes

Bake Time:

20 Minutes

Wait Time:

2 Hours

Total Time:

2 Hours and 30 Minutes


  • Chestnuts skilled
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Kitchen towel
  • Pan
Nutritional values
Nutrition Label of the Recipe. Value: 55 calories

Ingredients and Instructions


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Delicious Roasted Chestnuts

  • Chestnuts

  • Water


Delicious Roasted Chestnuts




  1. Place the flat side of the chestnuts down on a cutting board, and with a sharp knife, cut in a letter X. Make sure to cut through the skin without cutting too deeply. Be careful not to cut yourself.
  2. Soak the chestnuts in cold water for about 2 hours. This will help with peeling them later, when they are roasted.
  3. Drain the chestnuts and prepare the fire to roast them. You can roast them over an open fire or on a charcoal grill. The best way to roast them is in a skillet with small holes that is made especially for roasting chestnuts. You can buy it in stores.
  4. Add some chestnuts to a pan and start roasting. Don’t crowd the pan, each chestnut should touch the surface of the pan while roasting. It will take about 20 minutes for chestnuts to be ready, but the time really depends on their size, tip, age, etc. Some take longer than the others. While roasting them, move them around gently with a wooden spoon. They are ready when they burst open, showing yellow flesh.
  5. When they are done, place them in a pan with a wet kitchen towel and cover them for about 5 minutes to steam. This will make them easier to peel. It’s normal that some chestnuts are harder to peel than the others. Be patient and enjoy.


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  • Safety
  • It goes without saying: be careful when working with an open fire, and do not leave the site when cooking them on an open fire.
  • Where do I get chestnuts?
  • I’m lucky that I can just walk to a nearby forest and pick them up, so that's what I always do. If you don’t have that option, you can usually buy them in stores or farmers markets.
  • Can I make them in the oven?
  • Yes. If you want to roast them in an oven, cut them as you would for an open fire, soak them in cold water for about 2 hours, drain, and then place them on a baking tray with parchment paper. Roast them in a preheated oven at 220 Celsius (425 F) for about 25–30 minutes, or until they are open, showing the yellow flesh.
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