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This tasty TikTok Twisted Bacon is a literal twist on your favorite breakfast food.
If you know me and my family or follow our food blog, you know we LOVE to try out all the new TikTok food trends. This twisted bacon recipe takes a family favorite to the next level and will start the morning off right.
Our family debate over what’s better, crispy or chewy bacon, can finally be put to rest with this new bacon recipe taking the internet by storm. Like many TikTok viral foods, people have jumped at the chance to try this new twist on their favorite breakfast food. According to the people of TikTok, bacon twists are a “perfect combination of crispy and chewy”, So next time you’re making brunch and can’t decide how to serve your bacon, make everyone happy, and give this fun new bacon recipe a try!
Twisted Bacon Recipe
Twisted bacon is an easy recipe that can really be served as a side or as a snack by itself. Although people have been quick to put their spin on this trend, the basic recipe is simple to make and uses only one ingredient, bacon! Unlike the traditional way of making bacon (in a pan), twisted bacon is hands-off and requires minimal clean-up!
Twisted Bacon Hack #learnontiktok (I saw @babyphotog video first!)
Thank you @lowcarbstateofmind for this amazing hack!
How to Make Twisted Bacon?
Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large baking tray with foil. Take singular strips of the bacon of your choice and twist upward creating a spiral-like rod.
Once completely twisted, gently lay your bacon twists on the pan. Continue these steps until all the bacon is twisted and lined up side-by-side on the pan. Place the tray in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking time.
TIP: If you want to remove excess grease from the twists, remove the cooked bacon from the tray and place it on paper towels to absorb the excess.
What can I add to my bacon twists?
This recipe is so versatile and can be jazzed up to fit your family’s different tastes. Twisted bacon is great on its own, but maybe you’re in the mood for something different? Give you twists a Kick by combining mustard powder, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Check out the full spiced bacon twist recipe at food.com. Not feeling all the spice? Try these candied bacon twists that use brown sugar and cinnamon to create crunchy bacon twists with a sweet and smoky flavor.
What kind of bacon should I use?
The original TikTok trend used regular (pork) bacon, but turkey bacon can be substituted depending on your taste or health preference. Calorie-wise, turkey bacon and pork bacon have similar calories, with 1 serving of pork containing about 82 calories, and turkey bacon containing about 60. Nutritionally, turkey bacon is leaner than pork, containing less fat, but also less protein. Keep in mind, If you do choose to use turkey bacon instead of pork bacon, I recommend reducing your cooking time to 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
What can I serve with my bacon twists?
There is no wrong time to enjoy these crispy and chewy bacon twists! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack, your family will love them. If you are not sure what to serve with them, see below for our suggestions.
For breakfast or brunch, you can’t go wrong with a side of eggs. Eggs contain a ton of nutrients and have a neutral flavor. Plus, if you follow these Tik Tok egg hacks, they are a breeze to make. We also recommend pairing the bacon with our rainbow fruit waffles, TikTok’s Natures cereal, or these easy 2 ingredient blueberry bagels.
Bacon twists add crunch and flavor to any meal. Throw them on top of a salad, add them into a sandwich, or toss them into our Boursin Cheese Tomato Pasta.
These bacon twists are so delicious you will just want to eat them by themselves. Add some ranch dipping sauce or some maple syrup and you’re set! Your family will be begging you for more!
That’s it….try this one, and you won’t be sorry!
TikTok Twisted Bacon
- Bacon Strips We used pork bacon here
- Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large baking tray with foil. Take singular strips of the bacon of your choice and twist upward creating a spiral-like rod.
- Once completely twisted, gently lay your bacon twists on the pan. Continue these steps until all the bacon is twisted and lined up side-by-side on the pan.
- Place the tray in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking time. If you want to remove excess grease from the twists, remove the cooked bacon from the tray and place it on paper towels to absorb the excess.
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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.