Devil on a Horseback. Like the name suggests, I immediately imagined a devil riding on a horse. That was years ago when I first came across this party food. Then I discovered that it is prunes wrapped in bacon. Prunes. Not my thing.
Then came the Christmas Party where I had my first encounter with these delicious devils. What a revelation. Bacon makes anything taste good. Even prunes.
But you are not likely to find prunes in my house though I may have baked with these dried fruits which are synonymous with laxatives.
One weekend while at Aeon for our grocery run, I spotted some dates on display. So I asked my partner if I could grab a box.
Medjool dates. I have seen many recipes using these dates and though I try not to buy things on impulse, I gave in. Honestly, these bacon wrapped dates were the furthest thing on my mind then.
Many days later, I took out a packet of bacon with the intention of baking them like what I saw here but I deviated from my plan. That happens a lot.
Medjool dates + bacon = Devil on a Horseback = OMG! I can't stop eating this! Yeah, it's good. So so so good. Really good. I made 9 and popped 5 into my mouth, one after another. This can't be good >.<
OK. Warning. No no, not warning that this is bad for your health or whatever. These dates that I bought were not pitted. Luckily I did not bite into the seed. So if you buy this particular packing, remove the pits first.
These bacon wrapped dates are phenomenal. So easy to make and yet so good to eat. Bookmark this for your next party.
Devil on a Horseback
Recipe source : Phong Hong
- 8 Medjool dates (pitted)
- 4 rashers of bacon, each cut into 2
Yup, that's all!
1. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
2. Preheat oven to 180C
3. Wrap each date with bacon and place seam side down on the lined tray.
4. Bake for 20-25 minutes until bacon is browned and crispy. Try not to eat all in one sitting.