Chestnuts For The Holidays Recipe

recipes index

Special Offers


-::- -::- -::- -::- -::-

Chestnuts For The Holidays Recipe from the Recipes 4U Cookbook


Chestnuts For The Holidays Recipe

Recipe Ingredients

1 no ingredients

Recipe Preparation

**** Chestnuts For The Holidays Roasting chestnuts is often a
tradition during the holidays. Storage conditions have to be just
right, not too dry and not too damp. In dry air, they dry out and
lose quality. In warm, damp air, they mold. Store fresh chestnuts in
the refrigerator in a plastic bag with a few ventilation holes
punched in it. Chestnuts can be cooked by roasting, boiling or
steaming. To roast over an open fire, use a long handled popcorn
popper or chestnut roaster. To roast in an oven, try a temperature of
300 degrees Fahrenheit for about
15 minutes. Before roasting, puncture each nut once or twice
with an icepick or a knife. If you fail to do this, pressure from
steam building up inside the shells will cause the nuts to explode,
either before or after they come out of the oven or roaster. To boil
chestnuts, place them in a shallow pan with water that just covers
them. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and boil gently for 15 to
20 minutes. Drain and partially cool, then remove the kernels
using a sharp tine of a table fork. The longer the nuts cook, the
mealier the kernels become and tend to crumble when removed from the
shells. For especially dry chestnuts, soak them overnight in water
before boiling in fresh water. For steaming, carefully cut fresh,
moist chestnuts in half and cook them in a vegetable steamer over
boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes. Most kernels should fall out of
the shells during cooking. Steamed or boiled nuts can be dipped in
melted butter and salted, if desired, or used in other recipes. Store
cooked chestnuts in tightly sealed jars in the refrigerator for a
month or two or in the freezer for up to a year. (MJM)

Recipe By : USDA Extension Service (Becky Myton)

From: "Sharon L. Nardo" <snardo@onramp.Date: Tue, 15 Oct 1996 08:30:54



Servings: 1




Back to Christmas Recipes

Food Tips of the Week

Losing weight

Recognise the difference between hunger and thirst. At times when going through a hectic day, you imagine you feel hunger but if truth be told you just need a restorative tumbler of water or cranberry juice. The feelings of hunger and thirst are quite alike, but one can result in weight gain and the alternative is fine.
Some low carbohydrate diet guidlines:

* Food labels can be misleading Don't believe sales blurb that claims to be 'low carb' - check the nutritional information figures on the rear of the can or packet. Some are only a little lowered and in some cases still more than a competitors normal brand. Also, beware of 'low sugar' and 'low fat' labels - 'low sugar' doesn't always mean 'low carb' - usually the carbs are the same.

Healthy foods with carotenes
(includes parsley, kale and tomato puree)
These plants are rich in the carotenoids believed to play a role in helping prevent cancer, spefically cancer of the lungs. The majority of these also have a low calorie count, so should be a part of every diet.

Chestnuts For The Holidays Recipe Category from Recipes 4U

You no longer need to spend money on over-priced recipe cook books or overpriced meals in posh eating establishments, all you have to do is locate & print the recipe that meets your requirements and start preparing good food to delight your family in the convenience of your own kitchen

This Chestnuts For The Holidays Recipe is one of our Christmas Recipes, which came to us from visitor submissions and open source collections. Clearly, as we have more than 50,000 recipes in our cookbook it is not possible to prepare every single recipe on our web site, so please take care, and double check everything and plan carefully. If you spot any thing that looks wrong, please tell us.


Chestnuts For The Holidays Recipe

Meal Type

Appetizer Recipes
Baking Recipes
BBQ Recipes
Bread Recipes
Christmas Recipes
Crockpot Recipes
Dessert Recipes
Dip Recipes
Drink Recipes
Meal Recipes
Slow Cooker Recipes
Stew Recipes


Bacon Recipes
Beef Recipes
Chicken Recipes
Meat Recipes
Poultry Recipes
Salmon Recipes
Seafood Recipes
Turkey Recipes

Ethnic Recipes

Asian Recipes
Ethnic Recipes
Indian Recipes
Irish Recipes
Mexican Recipes

Cheese, Egg and Dairy

Cheese Recipes
Egg Recipes

Fruit and Vegetables

Bean Recipes
Kale Recipes.
Fruit Recipes
Grain Recipes
Salad Recipes
Vegetable Recipes
Vegetarian Recipes

Nutrition and Diet Recipes

Diet Recipes
Diabetic Recipes
Healthy Recipes
Low Carb Recipes