Boiled chestnuts

Published originally in lareira.net by Marta on 25/12/2001

Boiled chestnuts, traditional in Galicia, were the nutritional base of Galicians up until the eighteenth century when, to fight hunger, the potato that came from America started to be used.

A lot of recipes point out that they should be boiled in their shell, but in my house they were always boiled without it. The second shell, which you can peel very easily if the chestnuts are well cooked, were peeled when you ate it.

 

Ingredients

Servings 4 people


  • 400 g chestnut
  • aniseed
  • salt

Nutrition

Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 583mg | Potassium: 484mg | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 55.3mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.9mg

Step by step instructions

  • Peel off the shell of the chestnuts
  • Boil them in plenty of water with a pinch of salt and aniseed to taste.
  • Cook about 30 minutes until they are soft (use the tip of a knife to check)
  • Drain and let them in the pan to dry them well with the remaining heat.
Castañas cocidas
Boiled chestnuts

Boiled chestnuts, traditional in Galicia, were the nutritional base of Galicians up until the eighteenth century when, to fight hunger, the potato that came from America started to be used.

A lot of recipes point out that they should be boiled in their shell, but in my house they were always boiled without it. The second shell, which you can peel very easily if the chestnuts are well cooked, were peeled when you ate it.

 

Ingredients

Servings 4 people


  • 400 g chestnut
  • aniseed
  • salt

Step by step instructions

  • Peel off the shell of the chestnuts
  • Boil them in plenty of water with a pinch of salt and aniseed to taste.
  • Cook about 30 minutes until they are soft (use the tip of a knife to check)
  • Drain and let them in the pan to dry them well with the remaining heat.
Castañas cocidas
Nutrition Facts
Boiled chestnuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0.2g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4g
Sodium 583mg24%
Potassium 484mg14%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 55.3mg67%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.