THINGS: CHESTNUTTER

Food Finders, Tackle chestnuts quickly, easily and injury free!

chestnuts

I have a great kitchen gadget for you just in time for your holiday season! Let me introduce you to the Chestnutter. This little marvel will make scoring your chestnuts a breeze. The design is simple, easy to use, and most importantly it keeps your hands and fingers away from pointy knives.

chestnutter

I have the fondest memories of my grandfather finding the sharpest, pointiest, and scariest looking knives in his house and sitting at my kitchen table and pressing the knife into both sides of the chestnuts and carving x shapes into the shell and flesh. It was very effective for him especially since was the method his father taught him decades before.

Part of the lesson that my grandfather taught my father, and my father taught me, was that you only get better with practice and some battle wounds. I’m too late to spare myself the cuts, but that doesn’t mean I can spare my kids.

 Directions are pretty simple. Place chestnut in the scoop of the Chestnutter. Press the handles until you have scored the shell. Lift the shorty handle and keep the long handle depressed. Now lift the short handle and repeat on the other side.

 scoring-the-chestnut

Chestnuts are scored. Salt to taste and roast for 15-20 minutes. Roasting times vary, so grab one out of your oven early and give it a taste test!

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