Prepared in advance by Ron Flaviano and featured on “Entertaining with Homeplate.” Originally broadcast on “Homeplate” on Dec. 22-23, 2012.
2 cans whole water chestnuts, drained
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 lb. sliced bacon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Open package of bacon, and slice into thirds. In a bowl, mix brown sugar and soy sauce until smooth. Add water chestnuts and coat thoroughly. Take one strip of bacon and wrap around each water chestnut. Place each wrapped chestnut, seam-side down on a release-foil lined baking sheet. Carefully brush remaining soy mixture over chestnuts. Bake until crispy and golden brown, about 20 minutes. Keep checking, as you don’t want them to burn. Cool slightly, and insert cocktail skewers or toothpicks into each chestnut before plating.
ABOUT RON FLAVIANO – “Homeplate” co-producer Ron Flaviano is a native of Warren, Ohio, and a graduate of Youngstown State University. Flaviano is art director at the Morning Journal in Lisbon, Ohio, where he manages and oversees production at the newspaper and its regional sister publications. He is also responsible for IT at the Morning Journal. Flaviano is responsible for the filming, editing and production of “Homeplate.” A talented musician and composer, he co-created “Homeplate” with Metro Monthly Publisher Mark C. Peyko.
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