Every fall my family gathers chestnuts from a nearby tree. Then, we pop them in the freezer to enjoy throughout the year. If you’ve never roasted chestnuts before, you have to give it a try. It’s easy and fun to do – and takes just a few minutes in the microwave.
How to Roast Chestnuts in the Microwave
What You Do:
Use a knife to score an “X” on the pointy end of each chestnut.
Then, place the nuts on a microwave-safe plate, and microwave at one-minute intervals, until the outer shell starts to peel back slightly where you made your score (This usually takes 3-4 minutes, depending on your microwave).
Peel off the shell as soon as you’re able to handle them comfortably. Chestnuts are easiest to peel when they’re hot.
Enjoy your roasted chestnuts as a snack, or incorporate them into a dish. They’re a wonderful addition to Thanksgiving stuffing.
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