- 2 lbs. chestnuts
- 1 c. chicken broth
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- Salt and pepper
Slit the chestnuts and bake or roast them for 20 minutes. Remove both skins and place them in a pan with the broth, using only just enough to cover them. Continue cooking the chestnuts until tender and almost dry, shaking to prevent burning.
Rub through a fine sieve, and add butter, salt, sugar and pepper. Some recipes also advise the addition of half a cupful of fresh bread crumbs and 1 beaten egg to bind the mixture.
The addition of the truffle or truffle peelings is a fancy variation to dress up this sauce when company's coming. The Turkey recipe is ready to serve.....