angels on horseback

Main Entry:  angels on horseback
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  shucked oysters wrapped in bacon and broiled, grilled, or baked and served on toast points
Example:  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.
Etymology:  the 'angels' are oysters, the saddle is the bacon, the 'horse' is the toast
Usage:  cooking's 21st Century Lexicon
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