I just ordered the Xpress Redi Set Go cooker because it was designed to help you create meals “in minutes” as they say, and since I don’t have a lot of time, this was perfect for me. It came with a recipe book full of recipes that you can make in under 10 minutes, a bonus recipe insert with recipes that can be made for under a dollar, two pan inserts and a spatula.
I wanted to chronicle my first time using it and toss it up on the site here and the first time I used it went great. I cooked up poached eggs and they were awesome, but I don’t get to show you that, because the damn camera I was using locked up after 28 seconds, so I was basically talking to myself and the dogs for five minutes. Anyway, I had no video put up on the site and I couldn’t get the video camera to work again after that.
So I decided I would put up my second use of the Xpress Redi Set Go, this time with pictures. I think this is the first time I’ve ever posted my use of something cool I just got, but it was a lot of fun planning. I’m a geek, so I always love watching those “unboxing” videos of new gadgets.
So anyway, the poached eggs came out great the first time, but I wanted to try something new the second time around so I pulled out the recipe book that came with the cooker and picked out a recipe called Tortillas and Eggs.
I already had all the ingredients for this one, which seems to be the way the recipe book is set up. So I got everything out and prepared on the counter. For this recipe I needed 3 eggs, tablespoon of milk, 1/2 cup of shredded cheese, 2 tablespoons crumbled cooked sausage or diced ham (I used sausage), 6 large tortilla chips crushed.
The great thing about this is that I had a bag of tortilla chips that was down to crumbs and I never know what to do with that. I don’t like wasting it so I usually pour the crumbs in to a bowl and pour salsa over it and eat it with a spoon. It’s not too bad, but I’m not always in the mood to eat it like that. So back to the recipe.
The next thing I did was prepare the sausage. I cooked this up in a pan over the stove and it was ready after about 2-3 minutes. I set it aside for later. At this point, I turned on the Xpress Redi Set Go cooker so that it could preheat for 3 minutes.
Then I poured the eggs. As you can see, there are actually more than the 3 eggs that the recipe called for, but my brother just showed up and wanted some too, so I made some extra.
Mix up the eggs and milk real good, just like when you make scrambled eggs.
I crushed up the tortilla chips in a zip lock bag so it wouldn’t make a mess. I then poured them out into a bowl so I could easily use it for the recipe. That was all I had left of tortilla chips, so I actually decided to see what Doritos would taste like on one of these. Hey! Don’t knock it ’til you try it 🙂
Now it’s time to put everything together. All you have to do is spray the divider pan with cooking spray, pour in the chips on both sides, then pour the eggs on top of the chips, drop in the crumbled sausage and sprinkle some cheese on top.
Stick the divider pan into the cooker and set the timer on the top to 10 minutes. You don’t have to pay any attention to it all until it’s done.
10 minutes later, breakfast is ready! They slid right out of the pan with no problem.
I made some turkey bacon and hash browns in the microwave, fixed some toast and I had a feast in front of me.
So that’s it. It took a total of about 15 minutes, since I decided to fix up all the other stuff. Oh, and that one I made with Doritos was awesome. It came out really good. It had a spicier taste to it. I bet you could change this recipe around a bit too for some different tastes, for example tossing in some jalapeno or onions, or maybe even some mushrooms.
Well, I’ll definitely be putting this cooker to use! The next recipe on my mind is for these little pizzas that are listed in the recipe book. Homemade dough and everything with that one too. I can’t wait.