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