Angels on Horseback

Angels on Horseback | Bacon wrapped oysters | Oysters with bacon
Spicy Devils on Horseback | Spicey Bacon wrapped oysters | Caramelised Oysters with bacon
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Oysters with bacon

These bacon wrapped oysters make a delicious appetiser or finger food for your next party or bbq. Oysters with bacon can be grilled in your oven indoors or cooked on the barbie outdoors. 

Angels on Horseback are so easy and simple to make and delicious! Prepare them in advance and grill just before serving.

Course Side Dish, Snack, Appetiser
Cuisine Kiwi Style, Aussie Style, UK
Keyword Angels on Horseback, Bacon wrapped oysters, Oysters with bacon
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 Appetisers
Calories 53 kcal
Author Fare Bite Catering

 ★ Ingredients ★ 

  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 12 shucked oysters
  • 6 slices lean bacon

 ★ Instructions ★ 

  1. Mix the wine, garlic, salt and pepper together in a glass bowl. Add the oysters and marinate 10 to 20 minutes.
  2. Cook the bacon slices on medium low heat in a large Frypan, until only about halfway cooked, but not crispy. Pre-cook the bacon a bit or else when you cook them with the oysters the oysters will be overcooked by the time the bacon is crispy. Set the bacon aside to cool.
  3. Pre heat your grill or broiler, get it good and hot while you wrap the oysters.
  4. Cut each bacon slice in half and wrap each oyster with a piece of bacon, securing with a thick toothpick or small skewer.
  5. Grill/broil, turning on both sides until the bacon is crisp.

 ★ Recipe Video ★ 

 ★ Recipe Notes ★ 

  • ✥ Important!
    The wooden skewers need to soak in water for 30 minutes.
    If you don't do this the skewers may splinter.
  • Oysters
    Canned oysters are fine. Drain the oysters well and pat dry on paper towels
  • Cooking
    You may also cook these "angels" on an outdoor bbq or Frypan.

Variations for Angels on Horseback

  1. Devils on horseback

    You can swap the oysters for
    • Prunes
    • Almonds
    • Scallops
    • Prawns
  2. Spicy Devils on horseback

    For a spicy caramelised version of these oysters with bacon.

    • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or 1/4 tsp for more kick)
    1. In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, chili powder, and cayenne pepper.
    2. Wrap a slice of bacon around each chicken cube and secure with a toothpick.
    3. Dredge the wrapped oyster in the brown sugar mixture.

Angels on Horseback Serving Suggestions

  • Always a winner as a party finger food
  • Great as a side dish at your next BBQ.
  • Nice on the plate with a seafood meal.
  • Good as an appetiser or entree at dinner

Angels on Horseback Calories & Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Servings 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 53
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.5g
Saturated Fat 0.4g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 34mg
Sodium 72mg
Total Carbohydrates 2.6g
Dietary Fibre 0g
Sugars 0.6g
Protein 5.1g
Vitamin A 0mg
Vitamin C 0mg
Vitamin D 1mcg
Calcium 51mg
Iron 4mg
Potassium 142mg
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet.
2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
This nutritional label is a product of the online calculator at

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