Chestnuts with Brussel Sprouts

Chestnuts with Brussel Sprouts

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  • Use a paring knife to score each chestnut
  • Arrange chestnuts in a single layer in a 9 inch skillet
  • Toast over a medium flame for 5 to 10 minutes, until shell begins to curl away from nut
  • Remove from heat, partially cool, then peel and discard shells
  • In a 9 inch skillet, warm oil over medium heat and add brussel sprouts and garlic
  • Sauté sprouts 5 to 10 minutes, covered, stirring now and then, until lightly browned
  • Add chestnuts to skillet and cook covered additional 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until sprouts are very brown
  • Stir in salt, sauté an additional 2-3 minutes
  • Serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 32 mins
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I tested this gluten-free Thanksgiving side dish on my husband tonight. As he ate it, he repeatedly stated that he didn’t like chestnuts. At the end of dinner after single-handedly devouring the chestnuts with brussel sprouts, he conceded that maybe chestnuts aren’t so bad and that he might actually like them, as he cleared away the empty serving dish.


9 responses to “Chestnuts with Brussel Sprouts”

  1. I love brussel sprouts when there is something good to go with it but no matter how much I try to make them taste better, my kids won’t touch it.

  2. I eat brussel sprouts every day this time of year. Trader Joe’ sells them on the stalk – so yum. They just snap off. Or you can roast the whole stalk which would be super cool – but I have not tried that. They are also delightful sauteed in coconut oil .. (or roasted) I haven’t done them with chestnuts but I’ll give it a try. hmmm…

  3. I have never been a big fan of brussels sprouts, even though I eat just about everything else. But I have seen so many brussels sprouts recipes this season that I think I better give them a new look. This recipe looks great! Just wondering… would a nutcracker work on chestnuts, or is it not the right fit? Thanks for the great recipe and have a great Thanksgiving!

  4. I have never tried chestnuts. I always see them at the store and wondered what to do with them. I love trying new things, so this recipe just made it on my Thanksgiving menu!

  5. I *love* this recipe! I am such a huge brussel sprouts and have recently discovered that I also love chestnuts, so this combo was a big hit for me! Only change I made to the recipe was using pre-roasted packaged chestnuts (I know, boo on me, but Im a working student so Im lazy when it comes to dinner), and added a few dashes of liquid smoke. Yum, super scrumptious~!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

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