Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts
Anybody else remember the 70’s? I have such vivid memories of my mother making these bacon wrapped water chestnuts for just about every cocktail party, holiday or festive occasion. And since it was the 70’s, that was all the time. Hey – they created all kinds of awesome things in that decade – why not one of the most delectable little appetizers of all time? I have no idea why these fell by the wayside – I don’t remember seeing them a single time through the 90’s or early 2000’s. And I don’t remember what made me think of them a few years ago, but the first time I thought of them in 25 years, my mouth literally watered. I couldn’t wait to have them again, and they’ve been happily back in the fold ever since.
These really are pretty incredible. Smokey bacon rules – and you can go any way you want with this recipe. Use a nice hardwood smoked bacon, or a maple bacon if you want. I think my favorite is when I went a little crazy and used black pepper crusted bacon – it was fabulous with the sweet and slightly spicy sauce, and against the smoke of the bacon. Wow – I think I just described myself into making another batch right now. It̵
Although in all honesty, these are so easy, and so quick to throw together, and the results are so delicious, I don’t mind throwing a batch together whenever company does come. Give these a try – they’ll either take you down memory lane, or give you a fresh take on an old favorite!