I’ve been following a bunch of recipes online. The steps are essentially
Make n X or cut down the middle
Wrap in towel
My problem is that the chestnuts never seem to peel very easily. Whenever I buy chestnuts at Mitsuwa or Hisaya in Torrance the chestnuts separate cleanly (much more cleanly than mine at least). Both of these places are using different types of chestnuts.
Anybody have any advice or secrets on how to get the chestnuts out of the shell cleanly?