We can make them out of two ways, by cooking them for a longer time, so that they are made softer and more tender, or by roasting them in a few minutes. In both cases, we start by making a incision to each chestnut so that they do not burst, on one side, ensuring that it also penetrates the inner skin.
If we are going to cook, we place them in a microwave-safe bowl and cover them with water. We cook in the microwave for about 18-20 minutes, more or less. Depending on the number of chestnuts and the power of your microwaves, the time may vary.
We immediately remove them and with the help of the lace, we remove the skin, which will come out whole. If we see that you lack a little time, we will put the chestnuts in the microwave a little more, in 1-2 minute intervals.
If we prefer to save more time, we will have to put less chestnuts at the same time so as not to pile them up, about 10-15 units. Once the cut is done, we put them on a plate, bowl or microwave-safe dish, and cook according to the power of the appliance. If it is very powerful (1000W), two minutes will suffice; at 800W we will put two and a half minutes.
In any case, we also check the stitch carefully, inserting the lace to check if it enters easily and if we can remove the skin. In case there is resistance, we cook it for another 30 seconds.
The step of peeling them it is essential that it be done hotAs with roasted chestnuts, if it is not done in this way, we will not be able to peel them in any way and this system is useless.