This addictive appetizer is of Japanese origin, but it first achieved popularity in Hawaii- and is now considered a "Polynesian" specialty.Whichever it is it is loved at my family table. This is on our Super Bowl menu as well. This recipe was given to me by a friend who lived in Japan for 3 years during wartime. She has given me many of her recipes.
Preheat oven to 400^. Lay bacon on a cookie sheet and bake until cooked but not crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven and drain off any fat, then blot bacon and pan with paper towels.
Place 1 water chestnut in the middle of each piece of bacon top each with half a chicken liver. Place a drop of soy sauce, a pinch of ginger, and a sprinkle of brown sugar on top of each liver. Wrap bacon around water chestnuts and livers and secure with a skewer. or round toothpick, Return pan to oven and bake until bacon is crisp and golden.