These are delicious and tangy. The sauce makes your entire kitchen smell wonderful. I love making these water chestnuts wrapped in bacon for cocktail parties.
2 (8 oz.) cans whole water chestnuts, drained
1 T. cider vinegar
1 package of fully cooked bacon (or precook some bacon in your microwave)
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 garlic cloves
1/2 cup ketchup
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut bacon slices in half. Wrap one half slice of bacon around one water chestnut and secure with a wooden toothpick.
In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, mustard and garlic. Bring to a boil over medium heat; reduce heat and cook for five minutes or until sauce thickens. Remove from heat. Carefully dip each wrapped water chestnut into sauce and place on baking sheet.
Bake 20 minutes or until sauce is thick and darkened. Place on serving platter and serve warm!
Makes 30 appetizers.