Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts is one of my favorite appetizer recipes. My Mom made these for special occasions and holidays when we were growing up. As a child I always thought of it as for "special occasions" since it was served with a toothpick. It is funny how you associate special occasions with food that you don't eat with a fork. I have fond childhood memories of our family enjoying this recipe on New Years Eve.
When I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease I thought my days of enjoying this dish were over. However this recipe can easily be gluten free! Just be sure to use a gluten free bacon. I make this recipe for Christmas Eve every year. It is always the first dish that is gone and everyone loves it. I hope you enjoy it as much as our family does.
Simply preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cut your bacon in 1/2 (down the middle) and then wrap each whole water chestnut with a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Bake for 30 minutes and then drain off the grease. Baste with sauce. Bake another 30 minutes basting every 10 minutes. Serve warm.
Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts
- 1 lb. bacon
- 2 - 8 oz cans of whole water chestnuts
- 1 cup ketchup I use Heinz
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Cut package of bacon in half (down the middle).
- Wrap each water chestnut with bacon and secure with a toothpick.
Bake 30 - 40 minutes and then drain off grease.
- Baste with sauce.
Bake another 30 minutes basting every 10 minutes with sauce. Or until done.
- Serve warm.