I've made bacon wrapped water chestnuts in the past but I've changed how I make them so I decided to post about them again. Water chestnuts are really good for you with lots of vitamins and trace minerals (click the link to see info about their nutrition). If you don't eat meat you can wrap the chestnuts in cabbage.
This time I precooked the bacon till most of the fat was cooked off but they were still soft. Cut the bacon slices in half before you cook them (I forgot to do this and they are harder to cut in half when cooked). Half a slice will cover the water chestnut nicely. One package of bacon is enough to cover two cans of water chestnuts.
Serve immediately on your favorite pottery dish. This dish is about 4 x 9 inches, a good appetizer sized plate which fits on the top shelf of the dishwasher. I plan to make more of these dishes in different colors. If you have guests the different colors make it easy for folks to remember which dish is theirs. Even children like to choose different colors. How do I know? When I was a kid we had different colored tumblers for our milk. My two brothers and sister and I each chose our favorite color every night just before dinner. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.