WATER CHESTNUTS – MA TAI
Adds great crunch to a stir-fry. Cannot be eaten raw, but blanching will be enough if you want to retain crunch. Raw water chestnuts come with a brown, tough, outer covering, and are often covered in mud so need to be rinsed very carefully, before being peeled.
Water chestnuts can be bought ready peeled. Also used in salads, soups and stews. Available year-round.