Chestnut Stuffing

Chestnut Stuffing

Chestnut Stuffing

Chestnut StuffingChristopher Hirsheimer

Chestnuts "roasting on an open fire" (or on wintry street corners) are emblematic of the holidays. Higher in starch and lower in oil than most other nuts, they are also traditionally added, especially in European countries, to the stuffing for goose, to help soak up the bird's abundant fat. We like chestnut stuffing, too, in leaner birds like turkey, capon, and chicken, just for the flavor.