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Air Fried Spicy Bacon Bites

Air Fried Spicy Bacon Bites are a crunchy and delicious low carb – keto snack that you can make in under 15 minutes in the air fryer. Did I mention that they are zero carb?!

Air fried spicy bacon bites. Perfectly crispy and spicy. These make a great keto snack! #zerocarb #ketosnacks #lowcarb #bacon

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I keep experimenting with my new air fryer and each time I use it the food is getting better and better. Today’s recipe came out of a need for something crunchy and salty. It really came out of nowhere and 15 minutes after coming up with the idea I was tasting a delicious snack. Yep, 15 minutes folks!

Bacon, hot sauce and pork rinds in an air fryer for spice bacon bites

The answer is bacon. It’s always bacon. Even if we aren’t sure what the question is. Bacon covered with hot sauce and crunched up pork rinds. I know that this is pork on pork and maybe that’s weird. But if this is weird, then I don’t want to be normal.

Bacon, hot sauce and pork rinds in an air fryer for spice bacon bites, zero carbs

To grind the pork rinds I just used a mini food processor attachment that came with my beloved immersion blender. Fresh pork rinds are always best. The Mr. likes to open them up and eat them, then leave the bag open so that they get a little stale. It’s intentional, just to irritate me. Gosh, I love him.

You can buy already crushed pork rind “bread crumbs.” I think they make a great low carb alternative to panko. I haven’t seen them in the stores, but they are available on Amazon and they are called Bacon’s Heir Pork Panko. Leave me a comment if you’ve tried them, I’m curious how they are!

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All you need to do is cut the bacon into pieces, cover it in hot sauce and coat it in the pork rind crumbs. Lay the pieces in the air fryer and cook at 350F for 10 minutes. Thicker bacon might need more time in the air fryer, thinner slices less.


Air Fried Spicy Bacon Bites

Air Fried Spicy Bacon Bites

Yield: 4 strips
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This low carb/keto snack will satisfy the craving for crunchy and salty snacks, while getting a spicy kick too!

Ingredients

  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup crushed pork rinds

Instructions

  1. Cut uncooked bacon slices into 6 even pieces and place in a bowl.
  2. Add hot sauce to bowl, ensuring both sides of bacon get sauce.
  3. Dip bacon pieces into crushed pork rinds, coating both sides.
  4. Cook in air fryer on 350F for 10 minutes, checking around 8 minutes to ensure it's not burning.

Notes

To lower the sodium, try Tabasco sauce, which tends to have less than other hot sauces.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 2 strips
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120.7Total Fat: 8.7gSaturated Fat: 2.5gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 270mgCarbohydrates: 0.0gProtein: 7.3g

 

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These air fried spicy bacon bites are a perfect, crispy and salty snack. They are great for keto diets and contain zero carbs! #lowcarb #keto #ketosnacks #zerocarb #bacon

 

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Kippi

Saturday 17th of November 2018

Wonderful recipe. I am pinning this one.

Miz Helen

Monday 12th of November 2018

What a great recipe, sure wish I could sample this bacon! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us real soon! Miz Helen

Jenny

Sunday 11th of November 2018

This sounds so good! I am getting more and more interested in low carb recipes the older I get! Bacon bites just go so well with everything don't they?! So effortless with an air fryer too. Perfect for jazzing up a salad or vegetable sides. Thank you for bringing it to #FiestaFriday

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

Saturday 10th of November 2018

A great salad topper! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!

Rita

Friday 9th of November 2018

Fiesta Friday #249 Yum Yum

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