Oyster And Bacon Appetizer
|Thin bacon slices||12 Small|
|Paprika/Cayenne pepper||To Taste|
|Chopped shallots/Chopped onion||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Chopped parsley||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Lemon juice||1 Tablespoon|
|Fried bread rounds/4 slices of toast||12 Small|
Beard the oysters, trim the bacon, cutting each piece just large enough to roll round an oyster, season with paprika or cayenne pepper, sprinkle on a little shallot and parsley.
Lay an oyster on each, add a few drops of lemon juice, roll up tightly and secure the bacon in position with a fine skewer.
Cook in a frying-pan, under the grill or in a hot oven (425° F., Gas 7), just long enough to crisp the bacon (further cooking would harden the oysters), remove the skewers and serve on the croutes.