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Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

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ingredients

1 lb. lean bacon, cut in half
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup Kikkoman® Soy Sauce
2 (8 oz.) cans water chestnuts, drained
Toothpicks

directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Soak water chestnuts in soy sauce for 15 minutes, stirring a few times to make sure they are fully coated. Remove water chestnuts from soy sauce and set the soy sauce aside. Wrap 1/2 strip of bacon around each; secure with toothpicks.

Place chestnuts toothpick side up in a 7” x 11” glass baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 35 minutes or until desired crispness. Remove chestnuts from dish and drain grease. Replace chestnuts in the same dish.
Meanwhile, add ketchup and brown sugar to reserved soy sauce, stir well to combine. Pour sauce evenly over the chestnuts to coat. Bake an additional 20 to 30 minutes.

THE STORY OF SOY SAUCE

Even people who love soy sauce and use it all the time are often surprised to learn what it is and how it’s made. We make ours from just four simple ingredients—water, soybeans, wheat, and salt. Those ingredients are transformed through a traditional brewing process—much like making wine or beer—that has remained unchanged for centuries.

READ THE STORY OF SOY SAUCE

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