TikTok loses it over air fryer recipe for a simple brekky

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Air fryers continue to generate a cult following with their endless hacks giving home cooks restaurant results within minutes.

And now there's a new air frying hack going viral after being featured in British newspapers.

Popular TikToker, Paul Lee Hiley recently shared his viral bacon and egg toast air fryer recipe to his 1.2 million followers sending an online frenzy around the world.

While Paul admits that he is "fairly new to the whole air-fryer thing", his three-step recipe has amassed over 38,000 views and counting.

TikTok star Paul Lee Hiley making air fryer bacon and egg toast
TikTok star, Paul Lee Hiley has sent his three-step air fryer breakfast recipe viral. Source: TikTok/paullehiley

"I’ve become that air fryer person haven't I," he jokes.

"I love the fact that it cooks a bacon and egg on a piece of toast and makes the bread taste kind of like fried bread.

"I'm going to show you what I do," he tells his followers.


As easy as one, two, three

Paul places one piece of white bread on the bottom of the tray and lines the outside of the bread with strips of bacon.

He then intents the centre with his finger making a small well to put the cracked egg into, seasons with salt and pepper and inserts the tray into the air fryer for 11-12 minutes at 160 degrees.

Once ready, Paul shows his followers the cooked result before leaving one final instruction.

"Go and get an air fryer," he tells his viewers, revealing that he bought his from Amazon.

The TikTok community couldn't believe the simple and easy recipe, with one person revealing, "I’ve watched this about 10 times."

Thousands of people have watched Paul's simple egg and bacon toast recipe sparking a new surge for Air Fryers. Source: Tik Tok/paulleehiley
Thousands of people have watched Paul's simple egg and bacon toast recipe, sparking a new surge for air fryers. Source: TikTok/paulleehiley

"This is the only video I’ve seen that has convinced me to get one," a transformed viewer wrote.

"Love my air fryer," a second detailed. "I never use my cooker now."

And a third revealed, "I honestly don’t know what I did before I got one!"

If you are equally as convinced and want to jump on board the air fryer sensation, here are the best air fryer deals currently available on Amazon:

Philips Air Fryer Premium: Save $150 - now $299.00 from $449.00

Philips' black air fryer with a black and orange digital screen in front of a white background.
Philips' highly-reviewed air fryer is now on sale at Amazon for $299 giving a saving of $150. Photo: Amazon

With over 300 rave reviews, this Philips air fryer is a reliable purchase for anyone new to the air fryer cult, offering an 0.8kg capacity with four preset cooking programs.

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One happy buyer said the air fryer is "so versatile...every kitchen should have one."

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Tefal's black air fryer against a white background.
Tefal's popular air fryer easily cooks up to six portions. Shop now and save 41%! Photo: Amazon

Tefal's popular air fryer boasts an XL 4.2L capacity with a compact, modern design using little to no oil to perfectly fry and cook thousands of recipes.

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Easy, mess-free and all at the touch of a button, shoppers have said, "This air fryer is absolutely fantastic. We’ve been using every day and is so easy to use."

Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer 11-in-1 Multicooker: Save $30 - now $249.00 from $279.00

Instant Pot's 11-in-1 air fryer in silver with black lid and base against a white background.
Instant Pot's 11-in-1 air fryer has been described as "the best thing ever" by happy home cooks. Photo: Amazon

Save time and energy when cooking large quantities with Instant Pot's generous 8L capacity, using any of its 11-One-Touch cooking programs.

Now on sale for under $250, Instant Pot's air fryer features a multi-level basket with a dehydrating and broiling tray to cook a variety of food, as well as interchangeable lids with protective pads and a collection of free accessories.

You only have to read its many rave reviews to be convinced or take the advice from one buyer who simply wrote, "Best. Thing. EVER!!!! Buy one. Do it now."

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