Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Awesome appetizer for the holidays. Everyone will love them! Expect for the vegetarians, but don't worry I'm eating enough meat for us both.

To perform this cooking task successfully:
1 glass baking dish
1 Knife
1/4 cup measuring cup
1 Small mixing bowl

For the food part:
1 package bacon
2 cans whole water chestnuts
1/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup chili sauce

Prepare by draining the 2 cans of water chestnuts. Cut the uncooked bacon slices in half. Take one bacon piece and wrapped it around one water chestnut. Secure with a toothpick through the middle. Repeat...

Place bacon wrapped chestnuts into a 350 degree oven. Bake until bacon is brown and crispy (about 15-20 minutes). At this point you may want to drain the grease out of the bottom and set up wrapped water chestnuts on a paper towel and blot them off a bit.

Mix the 1/4 cup mayo, brown sugar, and chili sauce until smooth. Pour the mixture over the cooked bacon wrapped water chestnuts and put them back in the oven at 350 for up to 40 more minutes, but they should stay in for at least another 20-25. Check on them every once in awhile. Depends on how crispy you like you bacon.



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