Fill a large pot with 2-3 quarts of water. Cover
pot and bring water to boil over high heat.
Cut each chestnut in half vertically with a sharp
When all nuts are halved,
them into boiling water.
Return water to full boil and cook 7-10 minutes.
Drain nuts in colander and cool slightly.
Separate nut meat from shells.
since they separate better when warm.
The chestnuts are not fully cooked at this point,
so use in recipes or roast 15-20 minutes at 350
degrees to eat immediately.
freeze peeled nuts for future use.