About The Recipe

Serves: 6
Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy


  • 24 shucked oysters
  • 12 (or 24*) slices of streaky bacon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Angels on Horseback

If you love pigs in blankets, you must try angels on horseback. They’re as moreish as the sausage variety but offer a distinctly different, and very pleasant, aftertaste.

  1. Drain the oysters and set them on some kitchen roll to remove most of the remaining liquid.
  2. In a pan, add a tablespoon of oil and pre-fry the bacon until it is half cooked – this is because the oysters cook much faster than the bacon.
  3. Cut the bacon in half* and wrap each oyster with bacon and secure with a chopstick.
  4. Drizzle the remaining oil onto a pan or grill and cook your angels on horseback, turning frequently, until the bacon has turned dark pink on all sides.
  5. Then, watch them fly off the plate!

*If your oysters are bigger, you may need a full slice of back for each.

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