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angels on horseback

noun

shucked oysters wrapped in bacon and broiled, grilled, or baked and served on toast points

Examples

Angels on horseback is a traditional British hors d'oeuvre and postlude and it is complemented by devils on horseback, the 'hot' version with Tabasco and red peppers.

Word Origin

the 'angels' are oysters, the saddle is the bacon, the 'horse' is the toast

Usage Note

cooking

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