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Water Chestnut Wraparounds Recipe

Water Chestnut Wraparounds

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"Another item for the Christmas open house or buffet table."

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Original recipe makes 20 chestnuts Change Servings


  1. Combine shoyu sauce and sugar. Stir in water chestnuts. Marinate chestnuts overnight.
  2. Wrap bacon slice around each chestnut. Fasten with a wooden pick. Place on a rack in shallow baking pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30-35 minutes. Serve hot.
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  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 23, 2003

This is always a hit at our house, but I soak the chestnuts in soy sauce and then roll in brown sugar instead of using white sugar. Then wrap with bacon and fasten with toothpick. This is great microwaved also (and saves time!)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 04, 2009

These were only ok. I was expecting these to be a lot better based on the reviews, but they were almost disappointing. I'll stick with bacon-wrapped scallops or liver.

Nov 07, 2008

Just like my mom's! This recipe was exactly what I was looking for. The longer you marinade the chestnuts the better, but as long as they to soak for longer than an hour you're good to go. I also cook the bacon in the microwave for 5 minutes before wrapping the water chestnuts - it cuts down on oven time and there's never any soggy-bacon spots

Nov 15, 2006

This is my FAVOURITE appetizer recipe and often make them just for myself! I allow thw w/chestnuts to soak in the soy for a little while and also use brown sugar. Just a tip - to make the (streaky) bacon go further, stretch the rashers out with the back of a knife before wrapping, it also cuts down on crisping up time!!

Nov 20, 2006

I wasn't so sure about making this and I sure am glad I did!! What a hit this was. I did do a few things different..I used maple bacon, and I marinated the water chestnuts in soy with a little hoisin sauce. This is a spectacular appetizer.

Mar 07, 2006

I made this for an open house and everyone raved about them. Best part, they are sooo easy to make. Depending on size of chestnuts, I cut bacon in thirds, Also lined the bacon pan with foil to make clean up easier.

Dec 22, 2004

I make this every year for Christmas Eve. Thanks so much Eleanor for sharing it! I've noticed that Reese brand water chestnuts are preferred by my family.

Nov 22, 2002

I took these wrap-arounds to a party last night, and they were the hit with everyone! Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 78 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.3 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 298 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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