Asked by: Peregrina Ugartemendia
asked in category: General Last Updated: 28th May, 2020

How do you tell if chestnuts are cooked?

When cooked, the shells will burst open, and the chestnut will be golden brown. The tricky part is actually knowing when they are done. If you over-cook OR under-cook them, they will get hard and the inner skin will be very difficult to remove.

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Regarding this, how long do chestnuts take to cook?

about 30 minutes

Furthermore, do chestnuts have to be cooked? Fresh chestnuts must always be cooked before use and are never eaten raw, owing to their tannic acid content. You need to remove the chestnuts from their skins by either boiling or roasting them. Once cooked, peel off the tough shell and the papery thin skin underneath.

Then, how do you cook chestnuts?

Place the chestnuts in a pot of cold water. As soon as the water begins to boil, remove the chestnuts with a slotted spoon and place on a shallow baking pan. Place the chestnuts with the flat side down, the cut side up in a single layer in your baking pan. Roast in the oven for about 15-20 minutes.

How are roasted chestnuts supposed to taste?

Inside, the texture of the chestnuts was firm, yet spongy and able to break apart if torn (think texture of a raw white mushroom). And you'd be surprised if you were expecting them to taste like other nuts such as almonds or pecans. The taste was sweet and earthy, somewhat resembling a sweet potato.

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