all the ways to cook them at home

Loved by young and old, the chestnuts I’m typical autumn fruit to cook even at home, in many different ways. Those who prefer them read, those cooked in the oven. Who cooks them in a pan, who in the microwave and who on the barbecue.

Warm cuddle autumn to be enjoyed in front of the fireplace during the cold evenings typical of this period of the year, roasted chestnuts are full of beneficial properties, they contain mineral salts and fibers to the point of being considered a highly energetic food.

Depending on the method by which they are cooked, the result can be soft bite, almost creamy on the palate, as well as a more floury but never intrusive one. However, it is not only the way of cooking that makes the difference, but also the container and the amount of heat in contact with the chestnuts.

Il more smoky flavor it will be given by cooking on the grill or on the fireplace, with the classic chestnut cooking pan; the sweetest one from boiling in hot water.

Warm and enveloping, roasted chestnuts can be prepared in many different ways.
Here are the most common and fast that you can also replicate at home.


Score the chestnuts by cutting only the peel, transfer to a pan with holes and cook over low heat, stirring frequently for 10-15 minutes. Then wrap them in a cloth for 5 minutes, in this way they will have the right humidity and they will peel in an instant.


Rinse the chestnuts, boil for 35-40 minutes, then dry and eat by cutting them in half.


Blanch for 5 minutes (or leave to soak for 15 minutes), score the peel from one end to the other on the rounded side without touching the fruit and cook in the air fryer for 15 minutes at 200°C. When you open the basket they will have already opened.


Leave to soak for 30 min. Cut the peel without touching the fruit and put in the microwave for 5 minutes. at 800w

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