Saturday, January 7, 2012

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

I was home last week to visit my family and made this little appetizer for our New Year's Eve family get together. These are perfect little appetizer that are surprisingly easy but delicious.

1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 cups ketchup
1 pound bacon
2 (8 ounce) cans water chestnuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and ketchup.
Cut bacon in half. (The original recipes doesn't call for this, but I partially precook the bacon for about 10 to 15 minutes. This way they are still pliable, but the fat can be drained off).

Wrap one slice of bacon around each chestnut. Secure the bacon with a toothpick. Arrange the water chestnut wraps in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Pour the sauce over the water chestnut wraps and bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove from water chestnut wraps from the oven. Let cool for 5 to 7 minutes.


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