The snack of choice this weekend was bacon-wrapped water chestnuts. This is another recipe I've helped my family make so many times it's basically burned into my brain. They make excellent appetizers, but don't go pre-making them the night before a party; they're addictive and you WILL eat them.
Water chestnuts are not really chestnuts at all, but are actually an aquatic vegetable that grows in marshes, under the mud. They have a sweet, crunchy texture that I normally enjoy in stir-fry, but also make an awesome snack.
Not to mention, a fellow blogger has been asking for some bacon-related recipes, probably to wash down with some crazy new beer. Well, here you go.
- Bacon, 1 pack
- Water chestnuts, 3 cans
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup soy sauce OR worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp brown sugar (Not pictured. I forgot to buy this.)
- Garlic salt to taste
Drain and rinse the water chestnuts. Combine them with the ketchup, sauce, garlic salt, and brown sugar in a wide pan. Let soak for 15 minutes.
|I hope the coloured toothpick dye wasn't poisonous.|
Cut your pack of bacon slices into thirds, making 40 or so 2-3 inch slices. Take the water chestnut out of the sauce, wrap in a piece of bacon, place on a greased baking sheet, and stab with a toothpick.
And then repeat 40 or so times.
Bake at 350 degrees Celsius for 50-60 minutes. Pull them out, let cool, and enjoy.
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