I used to have trouble choking down the pills I have to take for controlling my cholesterol, but it’s a lot easier now that I wrap them in bacon.~ Brad Simanek
Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts-from my mother-in-law, Juanita Williams
One can of whole water chestnuts
½ pound of uncooked bacon
one cup of ketchup
one cup of granulated sugar
oven heated to 400 degrees
Place Ketchup and sugar in a small saucepan and simmer about 20 minutes on low heat until a clear sticky sauce is formed. Cool and continue assembling the chestnuts.
Wrap one half strip of uncooked bacon around a whole water chestnut and then place a toothpick through center securing the bacon around the chestnut. Repeat until all of the water chestnuts are wrapped in bacon.
Dip bacon wrapped chestnuts in sauce and place on a baking sheet. Bake about 30-45 minutes until the bacon is brown and crisp. Remove from oven cool slightly. Leave toothpicks in for serving and transfer to a serving platter.
These are really, really good. I would double the recipe!
Good Morning sweety. Oh my God, is that bacon? I love you, I love you, I love you. Grace – Will & Grace
About the Author
Debbie Williams is the author of Recipes that Remember, a recipe blog dedicated to her mother who passed away from Alzheimer's disease in 2010. Learn more »