There are a number of party appetizers that deserve to go down into the party food hall of fame.
- Seven layer dip – oh yeah. You did some work here and can use a chip (added bonus)
- Shrimp and cocktail sauce – Cheap on time, but it shows you spent some cash and the bigger the shrimp, the better.
- Buffalo Chicken Pizza – Buffalo wings and pizza all in one? ‘Nuff said.
This recipe, Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts, deserves to be in there too. These little bombs of savory, salty goodness are just awesome.
Not the best pic, but they were fresh out of the oven. Fantastic flavor, easy to eat and just one more word…..BACON!
I did add a dash of MSG (Accent) and used already cooked bacon. This cut down on the cooking time quite a bit.
The longer they sit, the more flavor they have (and they are easier to spear). This recipe will take time, but they are worth it. Make sure you watch them near the end to ensure they don’t burn.
BACON WRAPPED WATER CHESTNUTS
- 1 can water chestnuts
- 1/4 c. soy sauce
- 1/4 tsp. ginger (optional)
- 1/8 tsp. MSG (optional)
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1/2 lb. bacon
Combine all ingredients except water chestnuts and bacon. Cut water chestnuts in half and marinate in mixture for 2 hours. Cut bacon in thirds. Wrap chestnuts in bacon and secure with toothpicks. Roll in sugar. Place on rack and bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. Makes 4 dozen.