Bacon-wrapped water chestnuts pre-date the now-waning bacon craze by about 25 years. And I probably hadn't made them in about 20 years until they popped into my mind recently. Flavor-wise they taste mostly of bacon (so choose a good bacon) because water chestnuts have little flavor, what the water chestnuts contribute is a delightful crunch. These little nuggets are crisp on the edges of the bacon, chewy in the center of the bacon, and crunchy inside that. They're fun to eat. (Larger image
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
- 1 6 oz. can whole water chestnuts
- 6 oz. bacon; cut in half
- Flat toothpicks*
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil.
2. Wrap 1/2 strip of bacon around each water chestnut and secure with a toothpick. Arrange on baking sheet.
3. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes until edges of bacon are crisp.
*Note: Round toothpicks will split the water chestnuts, so use flat picks.