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What’s in a name? Devils On Horseback

Devils on horseback are a hot appetizer or small savoury dish of dried fruit stuffed with such ingredients as cheese or nuts, wrapped in bacon prosciutto or pancetta.

The name devils on horseback was chosen as a counterpart to angels on horseback (bacon wrapped oysters), which preceded them on the culinary scene. A substantial amount of cayenne pepper was called for in the original Devils on Horseback recipe, which made them devilishly hot. Hence the name.

Cooking Class with Carol


•12 pitted dates

•6 pieces peppered bacon

•12 whole walnuts, toasted


What To Do:

1. Add walnuts in dry skillet, cook 5-7 minutes or until toasted golden. Allow to cool

2. Slice date longwise and fill with toasted walnut

3. Wrap stuffed date with 1/2 slice of bacon.

4. Place bacon wrapped dates in cool frying pan seam side down.

5. Turn on heat to medium high and cook turning occasionally until bacon is brown and crispy, about 8-10 minutes.

6. Transfer to plate to drain access grease. Allow to cool slightly. Cut on diagonal or serve with toothpicks.

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