Angels on Horseback

Anges à Cheval


Cut some little round pieces of bread about a quarter of an inch thick and two inches in diameter, fry them in clarified butter till a golden colour, then spread on them a purée of anchovies and on this purée place a little slice of crisply fried bacon, on the bacon put a bearded oyster which has been simply warmed in the oven between two plates with a little butter and their liquor and seasoned with a tiny dust of cayenne, then sprinkle over the top a little chopped parsley and dish the croûtons up in a row, pour the oyster liquor round them and serve for a savoury or breakfast dish. Toast can be used instead of the croûtons.