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Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts Recipe

Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 35 minutes

This easy appetizer of savory bacon and crisp water chestnuts gets a big flavor boost from homemade sweet and sour sauce.

by Chef Eddie Blyden

What you'll need

  • 24 whole canned water chestnuts
  • 12 strips thick-sliced applewood bacon, cut in half
  • 24 toothpicks
  • Sweet and sour sauce:
  • 2 ounces tomato sauce
  • 2 ounces rice wine vinegar
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 2 ounces soy sauce
  • 2 ounces vegetable stock

Notes:

Servings: 6-12

How to make it

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Rinse chestnuts in warm running water and drain. Wrap a piece of cut bacon around the water chestnut and secure with a toothpick.
  3. Place the water chestnuts on a rack in a shallow pan. Bake for 30 minutes, turning them over once). Makes 24 appetizers.
  4. In a saucepan combine tomato sauce, vinegar, orange juice, soy sauce and vegetable stock. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally. Let chill and serve with bacon wrapped water chestnuts.

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