Autumn is that magical moment of the year when nature turns golden and russet and new scents pervade the air, lifting your spirits and giving you unique emotions. There's nothing like sitting around a table with friends enjoying some of the most genuine temptations of this colourful period. Chestnuts are exactly the distinctive product of Autumn, reminding us of the open air markets that you can find wherever in small towns or in some picturesque neighbourhood of our cities. It's quite easy, from late September, when the air begins to get crisp, to December, when gloves and scarves peek out from our wardrobe, to meet a roasted chestnuts peddler while moving from one square to another of our city. With this recipe we give you the extraordinary opportunity of recollecting those nice moments.
First of all, make a cross shaped incision on the flat underside of each chestnut: use a sharp knife. Put your chestnuts in a holed pan and cook them on the stove, raising the flame. In order to have a better result, you could roast your chestnut in the fireplace, provided you have one! Saute the chestnuts adding a few drops of water. Once your chestnuts are cooked, sheet them into a wet table cloth for 5 minutes.
Put your chestnuts in a holed pan and cook them on the stove, raising the flame. If you have a fireplace, even better!