December 14th, 2009RecipesDebbie Williams 3 Comments

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
toothpicks
cookie sheet
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

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'3 Responses to “Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts”'
  1. Norma says:

    yummy sounds great.

  2. Christa says:

    As Mike says, “Bacon is meat candy!” Love the recipe – a Williams’ tradition!

  3. Sarah says:

    these quotes are killing me!!!! lol