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South Africans in Germany

Brussel sprouts with Chestnuts

For 4 people

  • 400 grams Chestnuts (you can buy them prepared)
  • 600 gram Brussel sprouts
  • 75 gram Goose lard (Gänseschmalz) 
  • 15 ml finely hacked Thyme


To prepare the Chestnuts:

  1. Cut the chestnuts all around with a knife at the pointed end
  2. Bring salted water to a boil in a pot
  3. Put the chestnuts in a pot and cook for 15 minutes
  4. Drain and let the water drip off
  5. Break out of the shell while still hot, also remove the brown skin

The Brussel sprouts

  1. Rinse the Brussel sprouts
  2. Fill a pot with salt water, add the Brussel sprouts and the chestnuts and boil for 15 minutes
  3. Drain

Finish off

  1. Heat the lard in a pan
  2. Add the Brussel sprout and chestnut mix. Add the thyme
  3. Sauté for a couple of minutes
  4. Serve