Paleo Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

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Pretty much anything tastes delicious with bacon, but bacon-wrapped water chestnuts are our favorite. What a texture! While dates or scallops often end up mushy, water chestnuts have a welcome crunch. This recipe is both sweet and salty from the sugar and coconut aminos.
Serves: 4–8
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
2 8-ounce cans whole water chestnuts
Coconut aminos (or tamari)
1 pound bacon
1/4 cup coconut sugar
Avocado oil in an oil mister

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Step 2

Drain the water chestnuts, and return them to their cans. Add coconut aminos to the cans until the water chestnuts are covered. Soak them for 15 minutes.

Step 3

Cut the bacon strips in half lengthwise, and then in half again horizontally.

Step 4

Place the coconut sugar in a small dish. Remove the water chestnuts, one at a time, from the cans, and roll them in the coconut sugar. Then wrap each water chestnut with a piece of bacon. Secure the bacon with a toothpick.

Step 5

Spray a glass baking dish with avocado oil, and place the wrapped water chestnuts in the dish.

Step 6

This recipe is excerpted with permission from "Paleo Happy Hour: Appetizers, Small Plates & Drinks" by Kelly Milton (Victory Belt Publishing).

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