Angels on horseback



  1. 16 large shucked oysters
  2. 8 slices lean bacon
  3. 16 rectangles buttered toast (see recipe)


  1. Preheat the oven to high (500 to 525 degrees); see note
  2. Pat the oysters dry.
  3. Cut each slice of bacon crosswise in half.
  4. Wrap each oyster in half a slice of bacon and secure the bacon with toothpicks.
  5. Arrange the wrapped oysters on a rack and place in the oven.
  6. Bake eight to 10 minutes or until bacon is crisp.
  7. Drain on paper towels and serve each oyster in bacon on a rectangle of buttered toast.