This tasty little appetizer Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts with Spicy Mustard Dip is reminiscent of the classic Rumaki, minus the chicken livers and brown sugar.
In this version, honey provides a touch of sweetness, while a spicy mustard dip adds some heat. Together, they create a winning combination that will soon become a new family favorite!
Bacon Water Chestnuts are an easy and quick appetizer to serve up as a game day snack or holiday appetizer. Crunchy, meaty. Whole water chestnuts are wrapped in bacon and marinated in a sweet savory sauce.
They are really quite easy to make, and in my experience, are always a total crowd-pleaser!
Rumaki or rumake is an hors d’oeuvre of tiki culture origin. It was popularly served at Trader Vic’s and other Polynesian restaurants in the 1950s and 1960s. Its ingredients and method of preparation vary, but usually it consists of water chestnuts and pieces of chicken liver wrapped in bacon and marinated in soy sauce and either ginger or brown sugar.
One of the earliest references to it is on the 1941 menu of the Don the Beachcomber restaurant (Palm Springs).
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