about 1.5 pounds of chestnuts
an aluminum pie plate
a sharp knife
Preheat oven (make sure it's preheated!) to 375 degrees. Cut an "X" through the rounded shell of each chestnut (If you forget this step the nut will explode in your oven), trying not to cut the nutmeat inside. Lay them in the pie plate. Place it in the oven for about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly. Peel shell and eat!
Chestnuts taste best sold in a paper sack off a cart in the Piazza del Duomo in Milan (5000 lire, just before the Euro took over). Enjoy! -Diana
Submitted by Diana Bogue Contributed on: and modified on Saturday October 25th, 2008