There are lots of ways to make ramaki and I have never been able to determine which variation is the authentic one. But authentic or not, this is a great appetizer.

Plus, can anything wrapped in bacon not taste good? I think I need to start wrapping more things in bacon! We are definitely hooked on bacon in this house. What’s your favorite recipe using bacon?


Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: ramaki


  • 1 can whole water chestnuts (about 24)
  • 8 slices bacon, cut into thirds
  • 1 1/2 cup barbeque sauce


  • Soak about 30 toothpicks in a bowl of water for at least one hour. You will only need 24, but it is a good idea to have some extras on hand just in case some break in the process.
  • Wrap one section of bacon around each whole water chestnut and secure with a toothpick. Place in a 375 degree oven for about 20 minutes, or until bacon has reached desired crispiness.
  • Place cooked bacon-wrapped water chestnuts in a small oven-proof dish. Cover with barbeque sauce and stir to cover. Return to oven for 15 minutes.

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