Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

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Beth Pierce

By
@smalltownwoman

I am absolutely convinced that everything tastes better wrapped in bacon. The crisp flesh of a water chestnut tastes particularly good wrapped in crisp bacon and basted with a delicious spicy Asian sauce. These fun and tasty appetizers can be prepped ahead, stored in the refrigerator and then baked and basted right before your guests arrive.

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Serves:
16
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2
    cans water chestnuts (8 ounce)
  • 1 lb
    bacon
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter
  • 4
    large cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 c
    brandy
  • 1/4 c
    low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    sriracha hot chili sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh ginger
  • 2/3 c
    ketchup
  • 1/2 c
    water

How to Make Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut bacon in 1/2 and wrap one piece around each water chestnut securing with a toothpick. Arrange on baking sheet covered with aluminum foil.
  3. Melt butter in small saucepan over medium low heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute stirring constantly. Turn heat off and add brandy. Turn heat back to medium low and reduce brandy by 1/2. Add soy sauce, brown sugar, sriracha sauce, Worcestershire sauce, ginger, ketchup and water. Simmer down until slightly thickened; approximately 10-15 minutes.
  4. Bake wrapped water chestnuts for 30-40 minutes or until the bacon is golden brown and slightly crisp. Baste with sauce every 10 minutes.

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