Cajun Chestnuts

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Cajun Chestnuts

Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceThe Chestnut Cook Book
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time50 minutes
Total time1 hour, 5 minutes

Description

This recipe is influenced by the southeastern United States and has a bit of a kick!

Ingredients

1 1/2 pound
chestnuts (fresh)
1 clove
garlic
1 tablespoon
butter
1/4 teaspoon
salt
1 pinch
cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon
chili powder

Instructions

Roast and peel the chestnuts.*  Mince the garlic and sauté in butter for a minute in a heavy large skillet.  Add the chestnuts and spices to incorporate, and then spread in a shallow pan and roast at 300 degrees F until a bit crispy (15-20 minutes).

Notes

*To roast chestnuts, cut a slash or an “X” into the shell, but not into the meat.  Place nuts on a cookie sheet, sprinkle generously with water, and bake at 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes. Let cool slightly (but not too much!) and then peel.