Bacon Wednesday: Bacon-wrapped water chestnuts


You’re so 50s if you remember eating bacon-wrapped water chestnuts at cocktail parties. You’re so 2012 if you still devour these beauties like peanuts. Hey, each one only has a third of a strip of bacon and there is a vegetable in the middle! Betsy and I enjoyed them immensely at Bacon Wednesday this week. They would be even better with a Manhattan.

Bacon-wrapped water chestnuts


1 8-ounce can whole water chestnuts

½ cup ketchup

¼ cup dark brown sugar

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Line a rimmed cookie sheet with heavy duty tin foil. Cut the bacon slices into thirds. Wrap each water chestnut with a piece of bacon and secure with a wooden toothpick.

Bake for about 45 minutes, turning each piece once. If at the end of 45 minutes, the bacon is not crispy enough run it under the broiler for a few minutes.

Mix together the ketchup, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Dip each bacon-wrapped water chestnut in the mixture and return to the oven for about 15 minutes.




About CRC Nashville

Who are we? We are literally two chicks - Catherine Mayhew and Betsy Everett, and a warehouse - the Community Resource Center (CRC). In short, CRC is a non-profit organization that provides household goods, furniture, and appliances to people in desperate need. Think of us as Robin Hoods – without the stealing. Catherine is a former journalist and Betsy is a marketing chick. We are both devoted to acquiring stuff – good stuff, no junk – because that’s what our most fragile citizens deserve. If you have metal desks, televisions that don’t work or underwear you don’t want anymore, don’t give it to us. We’ll sneer at you. If you are companies that have excess primo stuff like furniture in good condition, school supplies, personal hygiene items or pretty much anything else, we’ll be your new best friends. For more information: Fan, Follow, and Friend CRC or Join our Cause CRCNashville - Twitter Community Resource Center - Facebook and Myspace Community Resource Center (CRC) - Facebook Cause

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