Sweet and crunchy bacon bites

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PREP TIME

20 min

TOTAL TIME

40 min

Makes

6 Servings

Sweet and crunchy bacon bites

Crunchy bacon bites Photo, Roberto Caruso


Ingredients

  • 9 slices bacon
  • 9 canned whole water chestnuts , rinsed, drained and patted dry
  • 1/4 fresh pineapple , cut into 9 1-in. pieces

SAUCE

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp hot chili-garlic sauce
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp grated fresh ginger

Instructions

  • POSITION rack in top third of oven. Preheat to 450F. Spray a wire cooling rack with oil and set on a large baking sheet.
  • CUT bacon slices in half crosswise to make 18 pieces. Arrange half the bacon strips on a cutting board. Set a water chestnut on each slice and wrap bacon around it. Lay seam-side down on rack. Repeat with remaining bacon, wrapping strips around pineapple pieces.
  • BAKE in top third of oven until tops are crispy and browned, about 20 min. Flip bacon bites and bake 5 more min. Remove from oven and lightly dab with paper towels. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • COMBINE water with sugar, vinegar, chili-garlic sauce, cornstarch and ginger in a small saucepan and set over medium-high. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until sauce has thickened slightly, about 5 min. Transfer sauce to a small bowl. Serve with warm bacon bites.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 130,
  • Protein
  • 5 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11 g,
  • Fat
  • 8 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 277 mg.
  • Good source of
  • vitamin B12