Holiday season is approaching!! Most people like this time of the year because they get to give & receive gifts, spend time with loved ones, and have a few extra days off work. Those things are great, but my absolute favourite thing about the Christmas season is the food. Obviously.
The next few weeks I will have a lot of appetizer & main course meals for the holidays. Starting with a fan favourite, bacon-wrapped water chestnuts. They are always a hit and require minimal time & effort. If you are taking them somewhere, you can heat them in the microwave for 45 seconds prior to serving to ensure they are hot.
2 x 8oz can of water chestnuts (whole), drained
1 pkg bacon, cut into 1/3's or 1/2's
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup mayonaise
1/4 cup chili-garlic sauce
1. Cut bacon strips in half (or 1/3's, depending on size of bacon). Wrap slice of bacon around water chestnut & secure with toothpick.
2. Place into ungreased 13x9 baking dish. Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes. Drain fat OR place bacon-wrapped water chestnuts into new 13x9 baking dish (this is what I do).
3. Combine sugar, mayo, and chili-garlic sauce and pour over water chestnuts (try to avoid the top of the toothpicks). Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, until sauce is bubbly and bacon is crisp.
Nutritional Information: I didn't want to know. Its Christmas :)