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How to Roast & Peel Fresh Chestnuts

Fine Cooking Issue 81
Photos: Scott Phillips
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1.  With a paring knife, score an X on the flat side of each nut . Place them on a baking sheet and roast in a 375°F oven until the X opens up like a crown, about 15 minutes.
2.  The outer shell and, more important, the inner skin should be easy to peel off; if not, roast a few minutes more. Peel while warm or the inner skin will become difficult to remove.


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