I love chestnuts. And this is the time of the year to get them! I don't roast them over an open fire but they still taste wonderful. Very easy to do, but it does take a little time and patience to shell them. They are best when still warm but keep in an airtight container for several days.
This is the recipe I used. I chose the 'In the Oven' method because I have a cast iron skillet. It has always worked perfectly. There are always a few that don't turn out. If when shelling them it doesn't peel off easily then discard that chestnut.