“Devils on Horseback”

Preparation info

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    • Difficulty


Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

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  • 1–2 chicken livers or equivalent of calf’s liver
  • butter
  • salt and pepper
  • cayenne pepper


Gently cook the liver in a little butter, then cut it into 8 pieces. Season well and dust with a few grains of cayenne pepper. Stone the prunes and stuff with the liver. Stretch the bacon to double its size with the flat of a knife. Encircle each prune in a piece of bacon and secure with a cocktail s