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

These are an awesome hot hors d’oeuvre or savoury made of bacon wrapped oysters.
These oysters with bacon are a luxurious party nibble or finger food.

Angels on Horseback | Bacon wrapped oysters | Oysters with bacon
Yield: Yield: 12 Serves

Bacon wrapped oysters

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

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 barbecue outdoors.


  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 12 shucked oysters
  • 6 slices lean bacon


  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 frying pan, 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.



  • The wooden skewers need to soak in water for 30 minutes.
  • 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 Frying pan.

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.
    ⅔ cup packed brown sugar
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper (or ¼ 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.
    4. Cook.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per ServingCalories 76Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 31mgSodium 175mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 7g

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