This recipe comes from my mother and the kids liked helping stir the sauce and wrap the bacon around the water chestnuts.
1 lb. Bacon — We buy a whole hog from
Ryan and Kelsey of Hardpan Homestead
(See facing page)
2 – 8 oz. cans whole water chestnuts
2 cup sugar
1 cups vinegar
1 cup water
4 teaspoons cornstarch
Boil for 5 minutes.
Cut your bacon in half and wrap the slices around a whole water chestnut. Stab a toothpick all the way through to hold it together and place them in a baking dish.
Broil at 350 for about 30 mins. While they are in the oven it’s time to make your sauce.
I cut the sauce in half for our family, but we shared a dipping bowl. You can also broil the bacon and water chestnuts, pour off the grease half way through, drizzle them with the sauce and then finish under the broiler. You may want to give each person their own bowl to dip in or, if you have a large group of people, drizzle the sauce over top after they come out of the oven instead.