As the name might suggest these devils on horseback are not out of your favorite fantasy-action flicks, but they are little pieces of love consisting of bacon, prunes (dates) and some dripping asiago cheese.
While angels on horseback had its origin from the late nineteenth century UK (considered a hors d’œuvre) , the devils have more of an American Midwest origin and is considered a Christmas grub, are canapés. That means you can have the devils with some nicely toasted bread whereas the angels can be enjoyed just like the way they are.
After a long and hectic week, on a relatively free Saturday I was looking forward to have fun in the kitchen. All I needed were three simple and ubiquitous items from the nearby supermarket to create my own cavalry unit.
Preparation time: 25 minutes approximately
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes maximum
Devils on horseback
8 to 10 strips of bacon
15 small cubes of asiago cheese
Dates/ Apricots (Go ahead with dates even if you are not a huge fan of it, dates make it magical!)
Stuff dates with a piece of cheese. Double wrap the bacons around the stuffed date and secure it with a toothpick.
Preheat the oven to 200 °C.
Place the wrapped devils on a baking sheet and drizzle a little bit of olive oil. Cook in the oven for 8-10 minutes until the bacon is light brown and crisp.
Place them on a serving plate and TADAAA!!
You would see your friends smile even before they eat them.
Angels on horsebacks are prepared very similarly; all you need are oysters instead of the dates and a bit of lemon juice.
Follow the same procedure, with a single layering of thin bacon. A double layer might overwhelm the taste of the oysters. Squirt some lemon juice just before you serve.
You will be ready with your own cavalry unit (with spears) in the kitchen in no time! 😉