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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts
David Cordray, Shelter Insurance

    Appetizers are one of my favorite parts of a meal. I love nibbling and these little bacon wrapped water chestnuts are just perfect. The water chestnuts offer a slight crunch but the bacon with a simple sauce add the flavor. These little morsels were the award-winning appetizer at a local fundraiser and everybody raved about them. Since the "chef" was nice enough to share, we can make them, too.

Photo courtesy of the Cooking Corner

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts
1 pound smoked bacon
1 8 oz. can whole water chestnuts
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar

20-25 toothpicks

Partially fry the bacon, it should still be limp but cooked. Cut bacon in half. Drain chestnuts.
Wrap bacon around chestnuts. Pierce chestnut and bacon with toothpick. Arrange on a lipped cookie sheet.

Mix ketchup and brown sugar. Pour mixture over bacon wrapped chestnuts. 

Bake at 225 degrees for 1 hour. The mixture should caramelize when completely cooked.

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