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Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

This is one of the recipes which we have been given permission to reproduce by another of the UK recipe sites, Recipes4us. It is a big site with a wealth of information and recipes, as well as a first class barbecue section for the summer. If you would like to have a look at their website click here.

Have a look at Florence Sandeman's (who is the Editor of Recipes4us) Biography page to find out why and how she gained her passion for cooking.


12 Whole tinned Water Chestnuts
4 Rashers Streaky Bacon
150ml / 4fl.oz. Tomato Ketchup
3 tbsp Brown Sugar

  • Combine the ketchup and sugar in a small bowl and mix thoroughly until well blended.
  • Divide each bacon rasher into three and stretch each piece by holding one end down and stretching along its length with the back of a knife.
  • Wrap each water chestnut with a piece of bacon and secure each with cocktail stick.
  • Dip each wrapped water chestnut into the tomato ketchup mixture and thread onto long skewers.
  • Grill over medium coals for 5 - 8 minutes turning 2 - 3 times and basting with the remaining ketchup mixture, until the bacon is crispy and browned. Serve immediately.

Serves 4