Christmas Turkey with Chestnuts

Preparation info
  • Serves

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      40 min

Appears in
The French Kitchen: A Cookbook

By Joanne Harris and Fran Warde

Published 2002

  • About

The traditional French Christmas meal takes place on Christmas Eve, and lasts long into the night. It’s more usual to make this dish with goose, but you can use turkey – Dinde aux Marrons – as long as you ensure the meat doesn’t dry out. For me, chestnuts have always evoked the spirit of the season, and in France they are often used as a main vegetable rather than simply a garnish. They have a sweetness that works very well with roasted meat, and, fortunately, using the tinned ones i