Braised Chestnuts Recipe

This recipe is a wonderful addition to the fall menu. This can be served as a side dish or as an elegant hors d’oeuvre with a glass of wine or a cocktail.

How To Make Braised Chestnuts

This is a hearty meal that can be enjoyed by your whole family during weekend gatherings.

  • 2 lbs Delmarvelous chestnuts (whole shelled)
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup port wine
  • ½ cup onion (finely chopped (you can use any onion, Vidalia is a good choice))
  • thyme (fresh or fresh dried–not ground)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • salt
  • pepper (to taste)
  1. Heat a heavy saucepan, and add the oil, butter, and chopped onions.

  2. When onions turn slightly brown, glaze with port wine.

  3. Add thyme, chestnuts, chicken stock, and a little salt and pepper.

  4. Cover and cook until chestnuts are tender and the chestnuts have absorbed most of the liquid.

  5. This will take an hour or so.

  6. Serve as whole-braised chestnuts or pass through a ricer to make a wonderful chestnut puree.

How To Make Braised Chestnuts

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This is a hearty meal that can be enjoyed by your whole family during weekend gatherings.

Preparation: 10 mins
Cooking: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 10 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Delmarvelous chestnuts whole shelled
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup port wine
  • ½ cup onion finely chopped (you can use any onion, Vidalia is a good choice)
  • thyme fresh or fresh dried--not ground
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • salt
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat a heavy saucepan, and add the oil, butter, and chopped onions.

  2. When onions turn slightly brown, glaze with port wine.

  3. Add thyme, chestnuts, chicken stock, and a little salt and pepper.

  4. Cover and cook until chestnuts are tender and the chestnuts have absorbed most of the liquid.

  5. This will take an hour or so.

  6. Serve as whole-braised chestnuts or pass through a ricer to make a wonderful chestnut puree.

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 39mg
  • Calories: 488kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 78g
  • Cholesterol: 4mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 914mg
  • Protein: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 225mg
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Vitamin A: 216IU
  • Vitamin C: 62mg
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