Friday, January 14, 2011

Recipe- Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

A few months ago I had the pleasure of attending an open house wedding reception for a good friends daughter. Served at the reception where these delightful appetizers of water chestnuts wrapped in bacon. Here's the thing. I love bacon. I especially love things wrapped in bacon. I think I must have eaten at least 20 that night.

Fast forward to yesterday. A bunch of ladies where getting together to celebrate the January birthdays. I was asked to bring some finger foods. So I whipped up a batch of these...

... they are sinfully delicious. And you can't eat just one. You can't. Unless you don't like bacon. In which case you are weird. And if you think you don't like water chestnuts... well, you might change your mind after trying these! The secret? You have to marinate those water chestnuts!

Here's the Recipe. Enjoy!

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

1 pound bacon
2 or 3 8oz cans of Water Chestnuts, drained (winco has them super cheap)
1/4 cup worchester
3 Tlpsp Brown Sugar
2 Tlbsp Water
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/8th teas. ground ginger
1/2 teas. chili oil (optional)

1. In a bowl combine everything but the bacon. Cover w/ plastic wrap and put it in the fridge to marinate for at least two hours. I stirred it a few times. This could also be done in a ziploc bag.

2. After your done marinating the water chestnuts the fun begins! Cut your bacon slab into thirds. Wrap 3-4 slices in a bacon piece and secure with a tooth pick.

3. Using a broiling pan (or the good old trick of a cooling rack over a foil lined cookie sheet) place them under the broiler in your oven until the bacon is cooked. Roughly 10 minutes.

Serve and Enjoy!

ps. If you read this before... I forgot to list brown sugar. That's what happens when you have kids. You forget things. Sometimes important things. Like brown sugar.
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  1. We make them, only instead of marinating them, we put a little bit of bbq sauce on them before cooking them. So yummy!

  2. THANK YOU for posting that recipe! I've been wanting it for a long time! Those were DELICIOUS the other night!!


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