Earthy Delights Recipe

Chestnuts Simmered in Butter

Chestnuts Simmered in Butter
The basic recipe for cooking and peeling chestnuts. A springboard to other delicious dishes. A must in every cook's repertoire.

2 pounds fresh chestnuts
cold water to cover
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 cups butter
2 Tablespoons chopped, fresh parsley
sea salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste


Make an "X" incision in two pounds of chestnuts and place them in cold salted water. Bring the water to a boil.

Cover the pot and reduce the heat to a simmer. Continue cooking for about 40 minutes.

Drain the chestnuts and peel them all, taking care to remove the papery inside layer.

Melt the butter in a sautee pan.

Add the cooked, peeled chestnuts and cook over medium high heat till warmed through.

Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle them with fresh parsley.