“Angels on Horseback”

Preparation info

  • 12

    helpings or Savouries
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      10 min

Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

  • About


  • 12 oysters
  • 12 small thin slices of bacon
  • paprika or cayenne pepper
  • ½


Beard the oysters, trim the bacon, cutting each piece just large enough to roll round an oyster, season with paprika or cayenne pepper, sprinkle on a little shallot and parsley. Lay an oyster on each, add a few drops of lemon juice, roll up tightly and secure the bacon in position with a fine skewer. Cook in a frying-pan, under the grill or in a hot oven (425° F., Gas 7), just long en