Chestnut Info
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Chestnut Info
Last updated 6/12/2012 12:48:17 AM. Recipe ID 9296. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Chestnut info
 Categories: Information, Tips, Misc., Eat-lf mail
      Yield: 1 Servings
  **** Chestnuts are versatile and low in fat.
  One ounce of chestnuts contains 60 calories and 0.6g of fat.
  Chestnuts are the only nut approved by the low-fat Pritikin System.
  They are high in carbohydrates.
  California's crop, grown around Sacramento, comes in during Sept, but
  imported Italian nuts are here until the first of the year.
  Substitute the nuts for other nut types in poultry and wild game
  stuffings, breads or cinnamon roll recipes.
  Fresh chestnuts must be cooked before being included in recipes. To
  prepare them for baking, preheat the oven to 400 deg F. Using a
  short-bladed or chestnut knife, carve an X onto the flat side of each
  nut to prevent it from bursting.
  Place the nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast in the
  preheated oven 15 - 20 min.  (They also may be cooked in the
  microwave for about 5 min at full power.) The nuts should be mealy in
  the center when pierced with the tip of a knife.  Remove immediately
  from the baking sheet to a thick, clean cloth.  When barely cool
  enough to handle, crack the nuts with your hands and use the same
  knife to peel off the outer shell and then the funny inner skin.  (At
  this point you may cover the whole nuts tightly and refrigerate until
  needed.) Coarsely chop the nuts and set aside.

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Recipe ID 9296 (Apr 03, 2005)

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