Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts Tips
How can you make bacon-wrapped water chestnuts your own?
This recipe is simple and uncomplicated, but you can introduce extra flavor to the water chestnuts
by marinating them. After draining and rinsing the water chestnuts, transfer them to a bowl with soy sauce, and additional flavorings like brown sugar and hot sauce if you like. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes before wrapping the water chestnuts with bacon.
Can you make bacon-wrapped water chestnuts ahead of time?
Most bacon-wrapped recipes
can be prepared in advance, and this one is no exception. Wrap the water chestnuts with bacon and store them in the refrigerator. It’s okay to stack the toothpicks on top of each other, if needed. On the day of the gathering, transfer the toothpicks to a baking sheet and bring them to room temperature before baking.
How long will leftover bacon-wrapped water chestnuts last?
Bacon-wrapped water chestnuts are best served fresh. Most water chestnut recipes
tend to lose their crisp texture as they sit in the refrigerator. That said, you can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat the bacon-wrapped water chestnuts in an oven at 350° until the bacon crisps up, about 15 minutes.—Lindsay Mattison, Taste of Home Contributing Writer
1 piece: 33 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 92mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.