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How to Boil Chestnuts at Home

Carlos Von Riefel - Fruit-10 of 10 (Chestnuts) 16.00 x 12.00Fabulous all by themselves, or adding them to Brussel sprouts or cabbage dishes, boiled chestnuts ring in the Season. They are also a frequently used ingredient in stuffings.
~ Kimberly Edwards 🙂

Type: Snack
Serve With: Sea salt, or put into Brussel sprout and cabbage dishes, or stuffings.
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 1 hr
Yield: As many as you’d like!


1. Make an X on the flat side of the rinsed off nuts and place in a pot of cold water, double the depth of the chestnuts..

2. Bring to a boil for 5 min.

3. Cover and allow to sit for 1 hour.

4. Peel off the outer shell and inner skin.

5. Now they can be used to cook with, if desired, or eaten by themselves.

6. Enjoy!

This is a fabulous addition to cabbage-type dishes and equally fantastic in stuffings…Try it for your Holiday bird!


I hope you enjoyed this Holiday Recipe on Cooking With Kimberly! Until next time…

Eat Deliciously,

Kimberly Edwards 🙂

P.S. Needing a new stock pot? Be sure to get a heavy duty one that will heat evenly with a good lid:

Aluminum Stock Pot  12 Quart Aluminum Stock Pot 12 Quart

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