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‘Bacon’-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

1/4 cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp. sugar
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
8-oz. can whole water chestnuts
1 pkg. veggie bacon (try Yves brand)
Olive oil

• Combine the soy sauce, sugar, and pepper in a medium-size bowl. Mix in the water chestnuts and marinate overnight.
• Slice the “bacon” in 1/2 widthwise. Wrap one piece around one water chestnut. Spear with a toothpick to hold together.
• Lightly brush with the olive oil and season with pepper.
• Broil, turning frequently, until the “bacon” is lightly browned and slightly crispy.

Makes 4 to 6 servings