It’s been around a decade since the internet did everything in its power to meme bacon to death in the same way it managed to beat Chuck Norris jokes and Rage Comics into a bloody, unrecognizable pulp.
However, despite being thrown on everything and anything thanks in no small part to the people responsible for making the word “epic” lose almost all of its meaning, bacon managed to weather the storm and emerged as equally beloved as it was when the clouds started to roll in.
I’d argue bacon’s resilience can be chalked up to the fact that it’s up there with the wheel and electricity when it comes to humanity’s most monumental achievements. It’s sort of like the Rick & Morty of the culinary world: regardless of how insufferable its most vocal advocates are, bacon manages to endure because it’s objectively fantastic.
A lot of bacon aficionados have pledged their allegiance to either #TeamChewy and #TeamCrunchy, but as someone who sits right in the middle of that Venn diagram, I’ve constantly struggled with finding a technique that can reliably strike that delicate balance. Thankfully, it looks like I’ve found one in the form of one of the latest food hacks to take TikTok my storm.
Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to introduce you to…Twisted Bacon.
This spiral cooking technique went viral earlier this month courtesy of a user who posted a video of the pretty simple process required to make your dreams a reality.
Are you capable of twisting strips of bacon, putting them on a wire rack over a baking sheet, and placing it in the oven at 375°F for 30 to 35 minutes? If so, congratulations! You have everything it takes to bring some twisted bacon into your life.
Here’s to hoping you won’t have some time taken off of it as a result.