Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Actually, your fingers roasting on open chestnuts, while Jack Frost nips at your nose. Baby… it’s cold outside.
Trust me, let the chestnuts cool. Otherwise, not only will you tear your fingernails, but you will also burn your fingertips. Peeling chestnuts is not easy work. Once you get past the shell, you need to deal with the skin. Or not. I drew the line. I refused. The skin might not be pretty, but you can’t taste it. Plus my crowd doesn’t mind how it looks, as long as it tastes good.
You can skip the cream and/or the sausage if you want to go vegan. Just add some of the pasta water when finishing the sauté.
Delicious, seasonal, and if you’re snowbound, a unique and warm diversion. Enjoy winter!
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