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Air fryer bacon twists are sending TikTok wild: 'Genius'

Air fryers are making headlines again with a viral recipe that's been hailed as "genius".

While many home cooks continue to push the limits of what can be air fried, one TikToker has taken home the bacon with her simple, yet effective new air fryer hack.

Sharing the recipe with her 66,700 followers, Jordan, AKA @jzeats, showed how easy it is to make a mouth-watering snack with just two ingredients and her air fryer bacon twists.

Twisted up pieces of bacon in an air fryer
TikTok is going wild for air fryer bacon twists. Photo: TikTok/jzeats

First, the home cook tightly twists rashers of bacon where she recommends using thin cuts to get the best results.

She then cleverly places a slice of white bread on the bottom of the air fryer base underneath the basket to absorb the grease from the bacon.


The next step is to pop the basket back in and line the raw bacon twists on the basket in a single layer.

"It’s ok if it isn’t perfectly straight,” she notes, as the bacon will tighten in size with the heat.

Fry at 176 degrees for 10-12 minutes et voila - crispy, salty, hot bacon twists.

Bacon twists in air fryer
People can't believe the super-simple bacon twist hack. Source: TikTok/jzeats

People can't get enough of the simple recipe either.

"This was a very helpful and easy way to cook bacon," one wrote.

"No more burning me with bacon juice."

"Can’t go wrong with crispy bacon!" another added.

"Yes! So much better than the stove," a third said.

Keen to try this recipe out for yourself?

Here are the best air fryers you can score right now on Amazon:

Philips Air Fryer Premium XXL

Stamped as Amazon's Choice, it's not hard to see why Philips' XXL Premium Air Fryer is so hugely popular.

Currently on sale for $428, this popular 7.5L air fryer has almost 500 rave reviews, with one happy home cook calling it the "best of its class."

Philips' XXL black air fryer against a white background.
500 shoppers can't speak highly enough of Philips' XXL air fryer. Photo: Amazon

With its integrated Rapid Airflow technology cooking food 1.5 times faster than an oven, this fryer makes crispy chips from raw potato cuts within 17 minutes with zero oil added.

It even cooks a succulent, moist whole chook at the touch of a button - just insert the non-stick parts in the dishwasher when you're done.

The unit includes a keep warm mode to keep food heated for up to 30 minutes, fat removing technology, a digital display with 5 pre-set functions and the free NutriU with hundreds of personalised recipes.

Sunbeam DuraCeramic Air Fryer

If you're after a compact design to sit on your kitchen bench and easily cook food at the turn a dial, you'll love Sunbeam's DuraCeramic air fryer currently on sale for just $119.20.

Save $60 when you shop this "amazing" home appliance infused with copper ceramic to ensure durability and heat retention, as well as being flake-free and peel-free.

Sunbeam's white ceramic dual knob air fryer against a white background.
Home cooks are loving the compact size of the Sunbeam dual knob air fryer. Photo: Amazon

Featuring a 30-minute timer, temperature control up to 200 degrees and a ready-to-eat sound alert, the 3L basket easily feeds a family with no fuss.

Auspure Kitchen Premium Digital Air Fryer

You only have to look at the reviews to see why this air fryer is a family favourite.

Described as "a kitchen godsend," home cooks love the generous XXL 5.5L, 1.8Kg capacity with an easy touchscreen display to flick through the 10 customisable pre-set functions and a Keep Warm option and shake reminder

Available for $249.99, you can "revolutionise" tomorrow's meal now with next-day delivery.

Auspure black and stainless steel air fryer against a white background.
Auspure's large touch screen panel makes it easy to select functions and cook a wide range of food. Photo: Amazon

Maxkon 1800W Air Fryer

Currently 20% off on Amazon, score the 7L Maxkon air fryer for just $95.

Make a huge range of delicious meals with two easy turn knob controls including a 30-minute timer and a handy detachable basket separator to cook different foods at the same time.

This fryer is an "excellent addition to your kitchen" with easy-clean non-stick parts you can put straight in the dishwasher.

The black Maxcon air fryer on a white background
Shoppers love this budget air fryer for its easy functions and effective results. Photo: Amazon

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