Christmas is over. December, with all its Christmas charisma, has come and gone. Now, it is the January of a new year, and the vortex has arrived. Are you ready?
The vortex I am talking about is my new “Instant Vortex” air fryer. Besides air frying, it also roasts, bakes, and reheats. It dices and slices. If you remember that, congratulations on living this long. It’s probably because you ate your veggies. Get it?
Back to business. Anyway, I got an air fryer for Christmas. I’m excited about using it.
Yesterday was cold and rainy, so we decided it was our official “Air Fryer Inauguration Day.” First, we had to clean off an area on the counter. I forgot to take a “before” picture, but let’s just say the spiralizer got the boot, receipts from October were recycled, and our large glass vase for found coins now lives in the lower cabinet. Books moved to the upstairs back bedroom, and a “War of the Worlds” type cell phone holder was assigned to a ledge on the basement stairs. Only now, can we move forward.
Our first meal was salmon with teriyaki sauce. It turned out delicious as usual, just in a shorter amount of time. Now there were two “issues”:
- I put the salmon in during the “preheating phase.” The Vortex tells you things like “Add Food”, “Turn Food”, and “Smile More.” Just kidding about that last one. Bottom line, it didn’t seem to matter that I added the salmon too soon.
- I cooked the three pieces of salmon on the “air fryer” setting at 390 F degrees for seven minutes. This I got from a Youtube video. The vortex box says to roast the salmon for eight minutes, but it didn’t tell me a temperature. I’m sure there’s more than one way to cook in this baby. And as long as the food turns out okay, I can say I picked the right way.
I do have lots to learn. I checked out the website instantappliances.com/recipes. However, there wasn’t a ton of air fryer recipes there. Likely, I will rely heavily on Youtube. Feel free to share any favorites in the comments below.
Lastly, we are wondering what to name the newest member of our family. Dan suggested “Easy.” Eh. Son Danny suggested “Pierre.” Sorry, Danny, but that’s just lame. I was thinking of “Stumpy.” Which I’ve been told is worse than the other two suggestions, but I kinda like it. Any other suggestions out there?
More importantly, I need to decide what we will cook next!