When it comes to cooking bacon, you probably have a preference fo it being on the crispier side or on the more tender side. But what if you didn’t have to choose? According to a cooking hack that’s going viral online, a little trick called “twisty bacon” could make all the difference.
This tip comes from @RichardEats on TikTok, and it really couldn’t be easier. To create the delicious strips, he puts a cooling rack on a foil-lined baking sheet and twists individual pieces of bacon before placing them on the rack. He then places the baking sheet in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 to 35 minutes.
Whether you’re looking for a great side to go along with your eggs and toast in the morning or the perfect BLT sandwich, these twisty bacon strips can really do the trick.
I decided to test this tip out for myself (I used it as an excuse to have a “breakfast for dinner” night, which is always the right choice.), and I’ve got to say, I love this hack! Every bite of bacon had the perfect little bit of crunch but also didn’t fall apart into those crumbly bits caused be overcooking your strips. Plus, because the bacon was baked and put on a cooling rack, it was a little less greasy than the more typical frying pan method.
Talk about a perfect combo. It’s safe to say I’m a twisty bacon convert!
This article originally appeared on our sister site, First for Women.