Smashley introduced me to the yummiest appetizer recently, and I'm so excited to share them with you. They are to die for. Aren't they pretty? They're water chestnuts wrapped in bacon. I know it may not sound that exciting, but trust me, it is. It's the perfect blend of crunchy, chewy, and tangy. And it has bacon! Everything is better with bacon. Everything.
Smash brought all the ingredients over to my house for our last crop night, and then she let me snap pictures of the whole process.
This is all you need to make these yummy things: bacon, whole water chestnuts, ketchup, and brown sugar. Oh yeah, and some toothpicks.
Smashley is very finicky about her bacon and insists that we cook it a little before we wrap the water chestnuts.
She's an OCD freak like me, so I was making fun of her opening and closing the microwave with her flippers. She wouldn't touch the handles because her hands were slick with raw bacon slime.
Maybe I'm too easily entertained, but I dang near gave myself an asthma attack laughing hysterically at her. I want to take her to Sea World so she can visit her friends.
I guess you had to be there.
Here are the water chestnuts wrapped in the bacon and impaled with their toothpicks. I tried to help with this step, but Smashley kept snapping at me for putting the double bacon wrapped parts down on the pan instead of on top. Some yada yada about the bacon not cooking well enough on the double layers.
Sheesh. She's so picky about her bacon.
I missed the rest of the steps because I was showing Melanie-Who-I-Almost-Killed-With-Pie how to make a banner. This is the finished product though. Smashley was nice enough to share the recipe, so of course, I made a recipe card. You have to make these. I promise, you will love them.