Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts.

I don't know what rock I've been living under but I have only recently discovered the glory of bacon wrapped water chestnuts. 

I made them for the first time last weekend for our Christmas party using my good friend Christina's recipe. It's 'her' appetizer so I'm not allowed to steal it and start showing up at dinners with claiming it as my own. She's such a party pooper.

My MIL served them as well this weekend. As a few of us were munching away we got to talking about the different ways we all make out BWWC. Who knew there are about a million different recipes? It's amazing I've survived all these years without knowing this ground breaking information.

Without further ado...Christina's my Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts recipe.

You'll need between 8-10 slices of Maple bacon. 

Let me repeat: Maple. It's the key. It's the secret. Maple. Did you hear me?

Cut each piece into thirds.

Okay, fine. Regular bacon will suffice too.

Next open two cans of sliced water chestnuts. Sliced. Did you hear me? Sliced.

Drain them.

Now stack three or four water chestnuts together and place them over one end of the bacon.

Roll it around so you can see the layers peaking out the sides.

Take a toothpick and poke it through to secure the bacon and water chestnuts. Do not stab your thumb on the other side.

 I repeat. Do not stab your thumb. It hurts.

Now its time for the sauce. In a small saucepan place one cup of brown sugar.

Then add one cup of ketchup.

And one teaspoon of worcestershire sauce.

Mix it all together and bring it to a boil.

Carefully dip each BWWC into the sauce. Don't burn your finger tips in the boiling sauce. 

Warning: The sauce is boiling. It will burn your finger tips.

Now place them in a pan and bake for 50 minutes at 350.

Serve them warm and add one more notch to your Domestic Rockstar belt.

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Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts
1 cup of ketchup
1 cup of brown sugar
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 full pack of bacon
2 cans of water chestnuts (the ones that are already sliced)

preheat oven at 350 degrees
combine ketchup, brown sugar & the worcestershire in a saucepan, heat until it boils.
cut bacon slices into thirds.
wrap chesnuts in bacon and secure with toothpicks.
dip the bacon wrapped chestnut in sauce, place in a pan.
cook for about 45-50 minutes.

makes about 24 

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