Roasted chestnuts


Traders Joe’s is one of my favorite place to shop. I was there this week for my regular stuff when I came across fresh and earthy colored Italian chestnuts. I was so tempted and bought a box. I have heard a lot about roasted chestnuts, so I decided to go with it as it was really simple to make and thought it would make a prefect entry for Jai & Bee’s click event. It was the first time I ever tasted chestnuts they were absolutely delicious. A roasted chestnut tastes sweet and creamy, tender inside and has a wonderful aroma; nothing could be more prefect than a warm nutty snack on a cold winter evening.

To roast the chestnuts, pre heat the oven to 400 F
Cut an X mark into one side of each nut with a sharp, pointy knife to allow the steam escape caused while roasting and place them single layered on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast them for 15-20 minutes, the skin will pop open like a flower and the inside (nut) will be pale golden color.

Cool down, peel off the skins and enjoy.

Our verdict for chestnuts, yummy!!!.. as Suganya said they tasted more like jackfruit seeds. So what am I going with the remaining ones, may be curry just planning to replace jackfruit seeds to chestnuts and roast few again.

Make sure to make a X mark or else the nuts will explode. Sprinkle some sea salt on roasted nuts if you like.


8 Responses to “Roasted chestnuts”

  1. December 27, 2007 at 12:30 am

    those are some really cool pics. especially liked the one with the white bowl!

  2. December 27, 2007 at 8:14 am

    Very appropriate roasted nuts for holiday season, looks great! Happy 2008, see you then!:))

  3. December 27, 2007 at 4:27 pm

    Wow never had roasted chestnuts before.. looks yummm!

  4. December 28, 2007 at 1:59 am

    Have not tried these..saw the same ones in Mahanandi and Tasty palettes!..
    Fine shots!
    Happy new year to you 🙂

  5. December 30, 2007 at 11:09 am

    That’s a very attractive picture grid.

    Happy new year to you and the family.

  6. January 1, 2008 at 10:10 am

    thanks everyone, wish you a very happy and prosperous new year.

  7. 8 malinee
    March 2, 2008 at 3:37 am


    nice pics

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