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Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Yesterday, I started sharing recipes from my menu of miniature foods for a dinner party at my house with miniature lamb sliders. Today, I am pushing the small bites even further by making what resembles an even smaller version of the popular bacon-wrapped scallop appetizer.

The second dish is bacon-wrapped water chestnuts.

bacon wrapped water chestnuts

Why make bacon-wrapped water chestnuts when bacon-wrapped scallops are so tasty? There are a few reasons. First, water chestnuts are much cheaper than scallops. Second, water chestnuts are smaller than the type of scallops I would wrap in bacon making for smaller bites. Finally, the water chestnuts are just as delicious as the scallops…just different.

There are actually two different preparations that my family really likes. Both have a savory and sweet flavor coating the bacon and the crunchy water chestnuts. Here are the recipes for both:

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