Roasted Chestnuts

Roasted Chestnuts
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  • 2 pounds whole chestnuts in shell
  • 1 large heavy skillet (preferably cast-iron) with a lid
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 chestnut knife

Make a large X in each chestnut with chestnut knife or a sharp paring knife, cutting through shell. Toss chestnuts with oil in a bowl. Heat dry skillet over moderately low heat until hot, then roast chestnuts in skillet on stovetop, covered, stirring every few minutes, for 15 minutes total. Add w...

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