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Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnut Recipe – A New Year’s Eve Classic

Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

What is a celebration or get-together without food?  I don’t know about you, but over the last week, all I have done is eat.  Every place we went for the holidays involved food of some sort.  New Year’s Eve is no different.

Appetizers are a necessity for a great party.  As you mingle with your friends, it becomes so easy to reach into a bowl to grab another chip or a bite sized appetizer off that plate.

This week’s recipe is a New Year’s Eve classic – the Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnut.  It’s simple to make, and sure to go over as a huge hit as you wait for the ball to drop.   Here’s to a wonderful and prosperous 2013!

Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnut Recipe

Ingredients:

1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
8 slices bacon, cut in half width wise

Directions:

Ready to assemble this classic appetizer

Ready to assemble this classic appetizer

1. Marinate the water chestnuts in soy sauce for 1 hour.

2. Place toothpicks in water to prevent burning when baking

3. Drain.

4. Roll each chestnut in the brown sugar.

5. Wrap each chestnut with a piece of bacon (half of a full piece of bacon).

6. Secure bacon with a toothpick by placing the toothpick towards the end of the bacon and piercing it through the water chestnut.

7. Arrange on a cake rack in a shallow baking pan.

8. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 25 minutes or until bacon is cooked.

Place wrapped chestnuts on a rack in a shallow baking pan

Place wrapped chestnuts on a rack in a shallow baking pan

9. Drain on paper towels.

HELPFUL HINTS: Place a little water in the bottom of the baking pan to prevent the dripping bacon grease from burning.  This recipe can be prepared ahead of time and stored in refrigerator until ready to bake.

Happy New Year!!!

Mary and Jim

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7 Comments on Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnut Recipe – A New Year’s Eve Classic

  1. Why is it that everything tastes better with bacon? :) I have had bacon wrapped dates, but never chestnuts. These sound so good. Thanks for linking up!
    Marcie

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