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Thankin’ for Bacon – Appetizer #1…

There is nothing easier, and in my humble opinion more tastier, than a simple bacon wrapped water chestnut.  I have great memories of attending holiday parties at the home of Sam and Marie Cole.  Sam was a wonderful mentor and father figure to me.  His wife Marie the most sweetest, caring woman I knew (aside from my dear mother of course).

With that as a backdrop, I couldn’t think of anything more fitting to feature as our first appetizer in this Thankin’ for Bacon weekend…

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts


  • 1 pound sliced bacon
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans whole water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce


  1. Cut bacon strips in half. In a skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until almost crisp; drain. Wrap each bacon piece around a water chestnut and secure with a toothpick. Place in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish.
  2. Combine the brown sugar, mayonnaise and chili sauce; pour over water chestnuts. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.


Tomorrow, appetizer #2…

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Originally posted 2011-11-18 22:02:25.