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

Gretchen Beck grm at andrew.cmu.edu
Thu Nov 15 18:32:32 PST 2007

>> 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?
> Last year Trader Joe had frozen ones.  If you havent bought the dried
> ones yet and have one nearby, it might be worth checking.

I know this is probably a "well duh, that was the first place I looked", 
but here in Pittsburgh, Italian grocery stores often have canned (or 
otherwise preserved) chestnuts. If you haven't looked, it might be worth 

toodles, margaret

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