‘Twisted bacon’ food hack goes viral – and we’re drooling

Harriet Brewis
Friday 23 April 2021 16:20
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Yes, folks, the latest food trend is here. And this one doesn’t involve feta.

Home chefs have been posting videos across social media explaining how to make a delicious “crispy and chewy” snack using a single ingredient…

Bacon.

The “recipe” involves tightly twisting each rasher of the meat and placing them on a baking tray – not a frying pan.

You then pop the twirls into the oven on a high heat for about 40 minutes – depending on how crunchy you want them.

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It isn’t clear who first came up with the hack, with numerous people claiming credit for the carb-free treat.

However, the hashtag #twistedbacon has now racked up more than 920,000 views on TikTok alone, with scores of users posting different variations on the theme.

Some have shown how to make candied versions, while others have stuffed each twist with cheese or smothered them in spicy seasoning.

Tutorials have also popped up on Facebook and Instagram, while popular food websites have hailed the method as “the perfect way to cook bacon.”

It’s not yet clear whether it would work with non-pork, or even non-meat, bacons to cater for vegan, vegetarian, halal, kosher diets.

But one thing’s for sure, this trend is going nowhere – and we’re getting hungry.

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