This recipe is a delicious way to prepare roast chestnuts - it's pretty simple and it's easy to customise, too - add brown sugar and a little more cinnamon to serve them as a pud, and a little extra salt to serve them as a savoury snack.
- 450g fresh chestnuts
- 4 tbsp. butter
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 190C. Cut a cross into the bottom of each chestnut, making sure you slice into the shell.
Place the chestnuts into a roasting tin and bake for 25-30 minutes. Leave to cool then peel.
Melt the butter in a frying pan. Add the chestnuts and fry until golden and well coated in the butter. Place into the oven and cook for a further 5 minutes until crisp on top.
To serve, toss the buttery chestnuts with the salt and cinnamon.