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how to decorticate the inner skin of chestnut?

We have a lot of chestnut in my hometown. Everytime it will take us so long time to remove the inner layer (not outer skin). Do you have some ways or some machine which can remove this layer very easily?

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rickharris3 years ago
Roadt them to remove the outer shell. Then boil to remove the inner.

Generally a well roasted chestnut will shed the inner skin as well
Steve Zhang (author)  rickharris3 years ago
Hi, Harris,
How are you?
Sorry for troubling you again. Would you please share me the video last time you posted on youtube about how to decorticate the inner skin of chestnut? you said A rotating drum lined with a very rough sand paper could work. Youtube is not available in China. But now I have a way to access to the youtube.
Thanks again!

By the way, I just asked a new question about how to skewer the meat together by using a metal pin or bamboo pin more efficiently. You might know we love barbecue here in China and we love meat skewer. Do you have some suggestion or do you know if there is some kinds of equipment which can help us to skewer the meat automatically?

Best regards,
Steve Zhang
Steve Zhang (author)  rickharris3 years ago
Hi, Rickharris,
Thanks for your response.
For different purpose, sometimes I don't want to roast them. I just want to remove the inner skin and outer shell at its fresh state. How can I do?

I would appreciate your help.

Best regards,
Steve Zhang
Try boiling them from raw. It should cook and release the nut. However the outer shell will be harder to remove than when roasted.

If your wanting raw chestnuts then I think you will be reduced to a knife and patience.

Perhaps some of these may help

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=shelling+chestnuts&sm=3
I soak my chestnuts in salt water for 24 hours before roasting then I roast them for 1 hour at 350 F.

After peeling the outer shell the inner skin should come right off by rubbing the nuts in your palms.
Steve Zhang (author)  Josehf Murchison3 years ago
Hi, Josehf Murchison,
Thanks for your response.
For different purpose, sometimes I don't want to roast the chestnut.I just want to remove the inner skin and outer shell at its fresh state.How can I do?
Hopfully have you known some kinds of machines which can do this work?

I would appreciate your help.

Best regards,
Steve Zhang
A rotating drum lined with a very rough sand paper. will grate off the skin. See the youtube links I posted.
I have only peeled them green by hand and I did not like the flavor.