Prep:  5 minutes
Cook:  15 - 20 minutes
Makes:  700g cooked chestnuts
Average: 3.5 (41 votes)
Learn how to prepare chestnuts with this simple method for boiling chestnuts. Create autumn recipes or winter warmers for dinner parties or for simple family meals.

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Boiled Chestnuts
  1. Cut chestnuts in half across the width of the chestnut
  2. Place prepared chestnuts into a saucepan of cold water and bring to the boil
  3. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until the flesh is tender and easily separates from the shell
  4. While chestnuts are still warm, remove the chestnuts one at a time from the water and peel off the outer brown shell and remove the papery thin skin underneath
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