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How to Peel the Outer Skin of Chestnuts (My Mother's Version)

How to Peel the Outer Skin of Chestnuts (My Mother's Version)

I've tested many ways of doing it, but surprisingly, this method gave the cleanest finish! Is this how everyone peels chestnuts?

Ingredients

Chestnuts
as many as you want

Steps

1. Soak fresh chestnuts in water overnight.
2. Peel off the hard base of the chestnut from the side with a knife. It's tricky, so be careful.
3. Peel the rest of the outer shell in sections by pulling toward the top of the chestnut.
4. It should look like this.
5. Use the corner of the blade of your knife to peel the rest.
6. It's easy, right?

Story Behind this Recipe

I've tested many ways to peel chestnuts, but believe the method my mother taught me is the best.