Chestnuts are fabulously tasty. There are fresh chestnuts now and we can avail themselves of this delicacy.
Besides being salubrious, they contain much fiber, vitamins, starch and potassium, which is so needful for the heart.
One of the simplest and tastiest ways of preparing chestnuts is to fry them. But it has some small secrets of its own if you want to get an excellent result.
Ingredients for Fried Chestnuts
- 1.1 lb/ 500 g chestnuts
- First you must make a deep cut across each chestnut so they would not burst during cooking.
- Then you’ll need a frying pan. It must have holes, like the one in our photo. You can make such a frying pan for chestnuts out of an old aluminum frying pan. Just make holes in it.
- Cover the entire bottom of the frying pan with chestnuts. Cover the chestnuts with napkins or paper towels folded in many layers and moistened profusely.
- Put the frying pan on the stove and shake them from time to time making the chestnuts turn over and fry evenly.
- You’ll have to watch that the napkins are properly moistened. When they begin to get dry you must moisten them again.
- Baking time is about 15-20 minutes. When you see that the chestnuts’ peel is charred remove the napkins and continue shaking the pan for several minutes more.
- Then turn the heat off and heap the chestnuts on a plate. Eat fried chestnuts at once; they are the tastiest when they are hot.