Buttered Sprouts with Chestnuts

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By AA Gill and Mark Hix

Published 1997

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Chestnuts can now be bought in vacuum tins or bags, ready peeled and cooked - much more convenient than having to do the job yourself.


  • 1 kg small Brussels sprouts, outer leaves removed
  • 250-300 g ready-peeled vacuum-packed chestnuts or 1


Bring a pan of salted water to the boil and cook the sprouts for 8-10 minutes. Meanwhile, roast the chestnuts in a little of the butter in the oven or under the grill. Drain the sprouts and toss with the chestnuts in the remaining butter. Season to taste.