LAS CASTAÑAS ASADAS (ROASTED CHESTNUTS)
Who does not recall Frank Sinatra’s song this time of year?
“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yule-tide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos…”
Chestnuts are roasted at home and on the street all around the world. From October to Epiphany and beyond, the city streets are filled with chatter, song, smoke and the buzz of the holidays.
This quick recipe is a family favorite!
For an easier digesting version, we also suggest to cooking the chestnuts in boiling water with aniseed, or sprinkling them with anise after they are roasted.
Heat the oven to 200ºC.
Spread a kilo of chestnuts on a tray.
Cut an X shape incision in the top to prevent them from bursting in the oven.
Roast for 40 minutes and serve.
Be careful not to burn your fingers ☺