Hmm. Summer vacation, two teenage boys, and a new Air Fryer, hmm. Do you know where this is going? Yes breakfast at my house consisted of fried eggs and bacon. Now the breakfast was successful, we loved the bacon adn the eggs. The eggs themselves, I will have to work on, becuase the ends of them wer like plastic. But, this is a fun machine to play with. It cooks food way faster than a regular air freyr, adn I have been a dedicaged air fryer blogger since 2017, check out www.forktospoon.com, which is loaded with air fryer recipes, from Banana Bread to Cookies, I have it all.
I was one of the ones who picked up my new Vortex Air Fryer by Instant Pot today. My kids were all excited as I have quite a few Instant Pots and quite a few air fryers. (See about me, for pictures of my kitchen)
So, they asked if we could do a quick test run.
Sure, I thought, what should we make, they screamed out DONUTS!! They love their donuts, we have been having quite an adventure making donuts, some of them are extreme, so I hope you check them out.
But, today was all about trying out the Vortex, which is only being sold at Wal-mart, which meant I had to go out and get it, I couldn’t stock the tracking feature on Amazon, which is what I usually do. They are being sold there, and online. I think most people have had better luck ordering them online, then finding them in stores. I was surprised that my local Walmart would not be stocking them.
So, we unboxed the Vortex, it has a sleek design, it has many many functions.
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- 2 eggs
- 4 strips bacon
Spray the pan that came with the Vortex, with non-stick cooking spray or olive oil.
Crack your eggs into the pan.
Set the pan into the Vortex Machine.
Set the temperature to 305 degrees F, for 4 minutes. After 4 minutes check and see if they are done the way you want them, otherwise, add a couple of minutes to them. My son likes them so he can dunk eggs into them.
Then add the bacon (we could have done it all together but we were playing with the machine and temperature)
Set the temperature for 350 degrees F, for 8 minutes.
Plate, serve and enjoy!