Roasted Chestnuts

  • serves 4
Christine Cushing
Christine Cushing

In Greece, vendors serve these roasted chestnuts in paper cones, dusted with salt. It's very important to make a large X with a sharp knife so the chestnuts don't explode on the grill! Yield is 4 servings.

6 Ratings
Directions for: Roasted Chestnuts


1 ½ lb(s) fresh chestnuts

Coarse salt


1. Preheat the grill or gas burner on medium.

2. Make a large X with a sharp paring knife on the flat side of each chestnut.

3. Put the chestnuts in a hinged grilling rack and close the rack.

4. Put the rack on the flame and cook the chestnuts, turning them every 5 minutes or so, until shells peel away from the flesh, about 15 minutes in total.

5. Serve chestnuts in a paper cone, sprinkled with salt.

See more: Snack, Nuts, Christmas, Winter, Grill

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