What a great alternative to bacon wrapped oysters (en brochette). I love those but some people freak out on the oyster idea. So, I made some non-seafood appetizers like this and they sure went quick. I brought them out onto paper towels to make sure no hot grease was pocketed away! The crunchy sweetened water chestnuts are awesome. Thanks in helping me please everyone!
Easy and good! Thanks for posting this. :)
I made these appetizers for our couple's Bible study get together at Christmas time. I only made one batch. They were gone instantly. When our Valentine's Day get together was approaching these were requested. I also found out that they had been made by several couples in the mean time. They are so easy and everyone loves them.
I needed a healthy snack recipe with a "W" for an event and I made this using turkey bacon and instead of baking in oven cooked in microwave as the package directed for the bacon. They were gone in a flash
These were great! Made them for a party and got great reviews from others. I made them ahead of time in the oven, then kept them warm in the crock pot at low temp. My one suggestion is to make sure you line your pan with foil to catch the drippings. Easier clean up and no ruined pans.
I have been making these for 30 years and they are always a HUGE hit! They're requested most every time I ask "Is there anything I can bring?". Personally, I only soak them in soy sauce for 30 minutes or I find them to be too salty. Be sure not to use colored toothpicks or the color will bleed into the chestnuts :-( Also, I look for the "center cut bacon" to go on sale--worth the extra $ because there's much less trimming (and waste). Enjoy!!
Whether it's water chestnuts, green beans, or brussel sprouts- bacon, soy, and brown sugar are always a hit!
Merlot, you know I'm not a whippersnapper lol, but I had forgotten how great this simple recipe is. I found this just sifting through the appetizers and this jumped right off the screen at me. All the ingredients enhance the crunchy chestnuts, especially the brown sugar and bacon. We use to make these with chicken livers, but I much, much prefer these. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the memories of good parties in the past!
I'm a 'young whipper-snapper' who had never made or tried these before. AMAZING. I had many people turn up their noses at the idea, only to come running and clean the plate once they smelled these tasty little treats coming out of the oven! Thank you for posting this.
Been making these for years. I usually make half of them with water chestnuts and half with pineapple (YUM). They are also great with scallops and shrimp (use less brown sugar though, if any)... mmmmmm good