Last weekend I had to take an appetizer to our homeowners association board dinner (I'm Vice President). I recalled an appetizer a friend had made for a Mom's night out and decided to give it a try. As I made it I realized it was something my kids could actually eat (whether they would or not is debatable). In fact it seems to be free of the top eight.
So in honor of the Oscars here is an hors d'oeuvre to serve to all your FA friends:
Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts
1 C ketchup
1 C brown sugar
1 T. apple cider vinegar
2 cans whole water chestnuts
1-2 packages bacon
Cut bacon into thirds. Wrap each third around a water chestnut and secure with a toothpick. Cook bacon wrapped water chestnuts at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Drain grease.
Mix ketchup, brown sugar and apple cider vinegar. Pour marinade over hot chestnuts. Let sit for however long you have (I refrigerated for 2 hours but you don't have to let them sit at all). Before serving cook at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve hot.
Just to be sure, I looked up water chestnut. It is not classified as a nut.