Chestnut is a must-eat food in October. Although it is mostly produced in places such as China and Bolivia, imported chestnuts have become a well-known food in the world. There are many ways to eat chestnut, you can eat it raw, steamed, roasted, boiled, fried, or made into chestnut cakes and other desserts. Chestnut can even make wine. It is simply the most convenient food. Now let’s take a look at some common ways of eating chestnuts.
Roasted chestnuts are the most common way to eat chestnuts. Especially in the autumn when it is a little cool, freshly roasted chestnuts always can give people some warmth. The way to make roasted chestnuts is also very simple:
First wash the chestnut, and cut out the chestnut as long as possible.
Put the cut chestnuts in a large basin, pour a tablespoon of corn oil, and shake to coat each chestnut with an even layer of oil.
Cover the baking tray with tin foil, pour the chestnuts flat, put them in a preheated oven at 200 degrees, and bake for 25 minutes.
Brush the chestnuts evenly with a thick layer of sugar water, and finally roast for 5 minutes to taste the delicious and sweet roasted chestnuts.
People in other countries may have never heard of this dish, but the chestnut chicken stew is actually a traditional Chinese dish. The combination of these two seemingly unmatched ingredients will surprise you. The practice of chestnut chicken stes varies slightly in various regions of China. But the general steps are as follows:
Put the shelled chestnut into the pot and cook for about 4 minutes, and drain the water for later use.
Put oil in the pot, the amount of oil can be a little bit more. Add the chestnut and fry until the surface changes into golden color, then remove it for use
Heat the remaining oil again, add sliced green onion and ginger until fragrant, pour in the chicken pieces and stir fry.
When the surface of the chicken changes color, add cooking wine, soy sauce, salt, a little sugar and add chestnut.
Pour in boiling water, turn to a low heat and cook for about 20 minutes.
Chestnut porridge is also one of the best practices of chestnut. Chestnut porridge has the effect of nourishing the stomach and is beneficial to human health. The method is very simple, just put the chopped chestnuts and rice together and cook for 20-30 minutes. Red dates, lotus seeds, peanuts, etc. can also be put in the porridge.
A Little Tip: Some people find it difficult to remove the shell and inner skin of chestnut. Boil the chestnut in salt water for 5 minutes, the shell can be easily peeled off.