Water Chestnuts Wrapped with Bacon

    20 minutes

    These little nibbles are perfect finger food for Christmas morning and very easy to make. You could also make them with peeled roasted chestnuts.

    4 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 450g streaky bacon
    • 1 (220g) tin whole water chestnuts

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Preheat your oven's grill.
    2. Slice bacon in half lengthwise; wrap one piece bacon around one chestnut. Skewer with toothpick to hold the bacon in place.
    3. Grilll in oven, turning frequently, until the bacon is evenly cooked. Serve warm.

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    These are excellent appetizers, but I soak the water chestnuts in a mix of soy sauce and brown sugar, then wrap the bacon around them and bake or broil them. They never last long in my house.  -  27 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is much better with the sauce - its called Rumaki. You take 1/4 c soy sauce, 2 tbsp packed brown sugar, 1/8 tsp ground ginger and 1 clove crushed garlic - mix it all together and marinate the water chestnuts (we also use chicken livers)covered, in the refridgerator for 2 hours. Then drain the marinade and wrap the bacon around the water chestnut and chicken liver - secure with toothpick, and bake 25-30 minutes, until the bacon is crisp. My mom used to make it all the time - they are great! I have also had it with the "BBQ" sauce of ketchup and brown sugar - its good as well, but you really have to start out with this base marinade.  -  24 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Some people enjoy a sauce made of ketchup, mustard and brown sugar for dipping.Without the sauce, this seemed not as flavorful.Thanks Robyn.  -  03 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)