Air Fryer Essentials: Cheesy Bacon/Egg Muffin

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Andy Anderson !

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@ThePretentiousChef

These are easy/peasy to assemble and they taste really, really yummy. You can vary the cheese (tart, mild, or a combination), and choose a different protein (bacon, ham, sausage), or leave it out. In fact, next time I think that I will add a slice of tomato. And, as the weather gets colder… a bit of cayenne.

The air fryer makes quick work of getting these on the table and to your hungry guests.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

Rating:

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Comments:
Serves:
2
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PURCHASE

  • 3 slice
    bacon, diced
  • 6 Tbsp
    cheese, freshly grated, your choice
  • 1
    english muffin, cut in half
  • 2 large
    farm fresh eggs
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

How to Make Air Fryer Essentials: Cheesy Bacon/Egg Muffin

Step-by-Step

  1. PREP/PREPARE
  2. To make these, you will need an air fryer, or they could be baked in an oven set to convection mode for similar results.
  3. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  4. Add the diced bacon to a pan and cook until it has reached your level of doneness.
  5. Drain on paper towels and reserve.
  6. Chef’s Note: Whatever you choose, bacon, sausage, ham, etc., make sure that it is precooked.
  7. Set your air fryer to 375f (190c), and let it preheat for about 5 minutes.
  8. Chef’s Tip: Most air fryer recipes do not talk about preheating; however, I find that I get more consistent results if I preheat. In most cases, 5 or 6 minutes does the trick.
  9. Cut the English muffin in half, lightly toast, and then dig a small indentation out of the middle of each one.
  10. Chef's Tip: If you are using bacon, then lightly brush some of the bacon grease over the cut tops. If you are using something else, melt a bit of butter, and brush over the cut tops. It makes a world of difference to the final product.
  11. Chef’s Tip: I used a biscuit cutter to define the indentation, and then used a spoon to scrape it out.
  12. Add two tablespoons of the cheese, to each half, and then add the bacon.
  13. Add the eggs.
  14. Divide the rest of the cheese over the tops. If you want to use more cheese... I am not stopping you :-)
  15. Chef’s Tip: I like to crack the egg in a bowl… That way I can check for any pieces of shell, and make sure the yolk stays whole.
  16. Chef’s Note: Sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper, to taste.
  17. Place into the air fryer and cook for about 4 – 5 minutes.
  18. PLATE/PRESENT
  19. Remove from the air fryer and serve while nice and hot. Enjoy.
  20. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Air Fryer Essentials: Cheesy Bacon/Egg Muffin

Course/Dish: Eggs
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids
Hashtags: #Yummy #Holidays #hardy



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