posted by mrsmcmud 11-06-100 6:41 AM
Bacon & Water Chestnut Appetizers
1 lb. bacon - regular thickness
2 (8 oz.) cans whole water chestnuts, drained
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
Cut bacon slices into thirds. Wrap each water chestnut with bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place them on a jelly roll pan (on a rack) and bake at 350 degrees until the bacon is cooked, 30 minutes or so.
Mix the brown sugar and ketchup. When the bacon is cooked, put them in a smaller baking pan. Pour the sauce over the top and bake again until the sauce is carmelized and bubbly, about 15 minutes or so. This is easy to increase or decrease. The sauce is just equal parts of brown sugar and ketchup, so you can easily increase the amounts.
An alternate method of making these is to partially cook the bacon and then wrap the chestnuts; you then skip the first baking.
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