Angels on Horseback

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Floyd on Britain & Ireland

By Keith Floyd

Published 1988

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  • 6 fingers bread
  • 2 oz (50 g) butter
  • 6 oysters
  • Lemon juice
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 3 rashers streaky bacon, halved


Fry the bread lightly in butter, then keep hot. Trim the beards from the oysters, sprinkle with lemon juice and cayenne and roll each in half a rasher of bacon. Fry quickly in butter just long enough to cook the bacon, turning the rolls so that they are cooked on all sides. This should take only about 2 minutes, during which time the bacon protects the oysters, so that they are not overcooked. Place one roll on each piece of fried bread and serve immediately.