Angels on Horseback Recipe

Angels On Horseback Oysters are basically broiled bacon wrapped oysters.  These appetizers are so easy and simple to make and delicious to eat!  They are wonderful for entertaining since they can be prepared in advance and then simply grilled a couple minutes before serving.  The juices from the bacon melds into the oysters when grilling giving the shrimp a heavenly bacon flavor that no one can resist!  If you have never tried oysters, this is a delicious way to introduce yourself to them.

My husband and I can make a dinner of these Angels on Horseback Oysters!  Give them a try – if you are an oyster lover, you will not be disappointed.


Angels on Horseback


Angels on Horseback – Broiled Bacon Wrapped Oysters Recipe:

Angels on Horseback Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 24 appetizers


24 medium-size or small fresh (live) oysters, shucked and drained*
1/2 cup dry white wine 
1 clove garlic, minced
Coarse salt
Freshly-ground black pepper
Hot sauce or Tabasco sauce (to taste)
12 slices lean thin-cut bacon, cut in half**
24 buttered toast rounds (optional)
Lemon wedges

*  Check out How To Shuck Oysters.  You can also use canned shucked oysters found in the refrigerator section at the seafood counter of your grocery store (this is what I do to save time).  If you absolutely don't like oysters, you could substitute scallops or shrimp.

**  I like to use smoked bacon.



Preheat the broiler of your oven. Drain oysters.

In a bowl, mix the wine, garlic, salt, pepper, and hot sauce together.  Add drained oysters and toss to coat; let marinate 20 minutes.

Cut the bacon in half and cook in a microwave oven for approximately 1 minute or pan fry until the edges begin to curl but the bacon is still flexible(do not completely cook the bacon).  Drain well.

Remove oysters from marinade,  Wrap each oyster in a bacon strip and secure with a damp wood toothpick or wood skewer, overlapping the bacon approximately 1 inch.  Place the bacon-wrapped oysters on a broiler pan.  Cook the oyster and crisp the bacon approximately 5 to 6 minutes on the first side, and another 2 to 4 minutes once you turn them over.  You will need to turn them once or twice to get a good crispiness on all sides.

NOTE: You may also cook these "angels" on an outdoor barbecue or range top grill.

Serve immediately with the cocktail pick, or the pick can be removed and the oyster placed on a buttered toast round. Serve with lemon wedges.  Some people like to serve these oysters with cocktail sauce or hot pepper sauce.

Makes 24 appetizers.

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