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Chestnut Fritters


  • 20 good chestnuts
  • 1 level tablespoon of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 glass of milk
  • vanilla
  • 1/2 a tablespoon of butter
  • yolks of 3 eggs
  • bread crumbs


Take chestnuts and roast them on a slow fire so that they won't color.

Remove the shells without breaking the nuts, and put them into a saucepan with powdered sugar, milk and a little vanilla. Cover the saucepan and let it cook slowly (simmer) for more than a half-hour.

Then drain the chestnuts and pass them through a sieve. Put them back in a bowl with butter, the yolks, and mix well without cooking.

Allow them to cool, and then take a small portion at a time, the size of a nut, roll them, dip them in egg, and in bread crumbs, and fry in butter and lard, a few at a time.

Serve hot with powdered sugar.


Simple Italian Cookery.


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