Please note that while the preparation time for the water chestnut appetizer is quite short, they are marinated for 2 1/2 hours.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
- 16 fresh water chestnuts
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/3 cup brown sugar, or as needed
- 8 slices raw bacon, cut in half
- 16 toothpicks
Soak the water chestnuts in the soy sauce for 2 1/2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Remove the water chestnuts from the soy sauce and roll in the brown sugar. Wrap a piece of cut bacon around the water chestnut and secure with a toothpick.
Place the water chestnuts on a rack in a shallow pan. Bake for 30 minutes, turning them over once. (Alternately, they can be broiled for 5 - 6 minutes). Makes 16 appetizers.
(The appetizers can be prepared ahead of time and frozen before cooking. Placed in a sealed bag in the freezer, they should last for 2 - 3 months.