Crunchy Chestnut Stuffing

Crunchy Chestnut Stuffing

On thanksgiving, stuffing is a necessity. Why not make stuffing with an added crunch? Crunchy chestnut stuffing will provide a tasty dish to compliment your holiday dinner.

Notes

Use this mixture to stuff anything you like, chicken, turkey, Zucchini,etc.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pound chestnuts
  • water
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned pepper
  • 8 cups fresh bread crumbs

Instructions

  1. With tip of sharp knife, mark and "x" in flat side of each chestnut.
     
  2. In 3 quart saucepan, cover chestnuts with water.
     
  3. Over high heat, heat to boiling. Cook 1 minute. Remove pan from heat.
     
  4. With slotted spoon remove 3 or 4 chestnuts at a time. Remove shells and skins. Coarsely chop chestnuts, set aside.
     
  5. In 6 quart Dutch oven over medium heat, In hot butter, cook celery and next five ingredients about 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
     
  6. Remove pan from heat. stir in chestnuts and bread crumbs; mix all ingredients together well.

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