Water Chestnuts

  1. OK, so I've come to the conclusion that my mother only cooked a very limited variety of meals. Not very wordly, ya know?

    They're always making fun of me at potlucks at work because I'm in in awe of some amazing creation that I've never eaten before.

    This week? I have this new fasciantion with water chestnuts. So I'm basically trying to build several new meals based on my new love for these.

    So share with me!

    What I'm most interested in is making my own sweet & sour chicken. Not some canned sauce, the real thing. Does anyone have a good recipe? What kinds of stuff do you put in yours? (besides the water chestnuts, of course)

  2. 24 Comments

  3. by   adrienurse
    Wrap bacon around them -- well maybe that's not a meal, but tasty.

    Use them in stirfry or rice dishes.
  4. by   adrienurse
    Whoops, reading skills not what they should be.

    Kick azz sweet and sour sauce. Not for the weak hearted. Put in saucepan on medium (I invented this so don't ask me amounts pleeze) -- jalapeno jelly, cooking sherry, rice vinegar, corn starch. Add brown sugar to taste. simmer to a boil till thinckened.
  5. by   KELLYGIRL
    I love water chestnuts....would you be interested in a recipe for spinach dip (with water chestnuts)?...you can't really taste the spinach...Looking for the recipe right now...
  6. by   2ndCareerRN
    Heather ,

    Sounds like you are becoming pretty domestic , first a turkey and now water chestnuts.

    They these sites for recipes.




    If I ever make it east of the Rockies, I will be expecting a "blow your mind" gourmet spread.

  7. by   cpgrn
    When I'm looking for a new recipe I do a recipe search. I have gotten a lot of interesting (and good) recipes this way.
  8. by   KELLYGIRL
    Spinach Dip recipe is on the back of the Knorr vegetable (soup, dip, and recipe) mix box. It is so good...and even better when it is chilled overnight in the fridge. Yum-Yum!!!
    Originally posted by KELLYGIRL
    Spinach Dip recipe is on the back of the Knorr vegetable (soup, dip, and recipe) mix box.
    ACK! This exact same recipe was suggested by a coworker! (THAT was the new and amazing thing I ate at the potluck!)

    I was looking for it today, but it was a different Kroger and things were just a little backwards and the kid was trailing along inpatiently behind me.....

    So Adrienne... it's sweet and sour and spicy? :chuckle

    Thanks for the links Bob! You can come over for a turkey/water chestnut dinner anytime!

  10. by   Lausana
    Yum Spinach Dip My mom puts water chesnuts in chicken chow mein, that's all I can think of right now. think...think...think..

    Hey I bet Yeti will have a bunch!
  11. by   debyan
    Boy, do I love spinach dip! It is addictive deb
  12. by   Rustyhammer
    The bacon wrap is probably the best thing I've ever eaten.
    I think I may have eaten those bacon wraps once too. Do y'all put some kind of sauce on them? I think these had some kind of sauce on them (it was red - maybe it was sweet & sour).

  14. by   Mkue
    Heather, I think my SIL adds grape jelly to those bacon wraps, not sure what else, maybe BBQ sauce, worchestershire? Crock pot.