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storing sweet chestnuts for christmas

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bacon Wed 05-Oct-11 12:08:41

best tried and tested method - for freezing do you pop them out and just freeze?

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 05-Oct-11 12:19:44

I boil, peel and freeze. Still got some from last year actually...

bacon Wed 05-Oct-11 22:54:57

Thank you!
How long do you boil for then?

CogitoErgoSometimes Thu 06-Oct-11 06:43:23

I think it was about 15 minutes. Until they're peelable, anyway. Tip... cut a slot or small cross in the skin of each one first. Peeling is a rubbishly fiddly job but much easier if they are still hot so, when cooked, keep most of them in the hot water and peel just a few at a time. Your fingers will be purply brown and a bit sore by the end. Alternatively, you can roast the chestnuts and peel them that way. Discard any that have little holes in them.

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