[Sca-cooks] How do you reconstitute dried chestnuts?

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Thu Nov 15 02:47:01 PST 2007

On Nov 15, 2007, at 4:48 AM, Huette von Ahrens wrote:

> Hi!
> I am trying an old family stuffing recipe for the first time this  
> coming thanksgiving.  It calls
> for chestnuts.  The only chestnuts that I can find that aren't in  
> their shells are dried
> chestnuts.  Has anyone on this list worked with dried chestnuts?   
> How do I go about reconstituting
> dried chestnuts?  I am assuming that they will need to be moist for  
> the stuffing.  Help?

Not sure if you've got something like these, but here's a description  
for dealing the dried Asian varieties:


Adamantius (re-lurking)

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