Scrambled eggs could be easily veganized by using tofu. I’ve seen versions online where it’s either a tofu scramble that uses cumin or a vegan omelet that needs baking in the oven. My Vegan Scrambled Eggs recipe is a fusion of both vegan versions.
As much as I enjoy the tofu scramble with cumin, I miss the scrambled eggs I used to enjoy as a kid (which had no cumin or other spices). I wanted to try the omelet version but I find the process cumbersome. So, I fried the tofu with garlic and oil and poured the omelet seasoning straight to the pan.
The key ingredient in this Vegan Scrambled Eggs recipe is not only the tofu, but also the black salt or kala namak. You could find it at Indian grocery stores or online.
- ½ cup nut milk
- 1 tablespoon potato flour
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1 teaspoon black salt or kala namak
- salt to taste
- 1 tbsp. refined coconut oil
- 2 blocks of tofu, crumbled
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Heat a medium pan over medium heat.
- Pour the oil and once it's hot enough, add the garlic and saute until it's golden brown.
- Add the tofu and fry for 5-8 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt.
- In a bowl, whisk the potato flour, nutritional yeast, nut milk, black salt, and pinch of salt.
- Bit by bit, gently pour the liquid mixture to the pan. Mix well, and add some more if you want a more runny texture.
- Once you've achieved the desired texture, turn off the heat and transfer the tofu to a serving plate.
- Serve warm with garlic fried rice and vegan Filipino sausages for a Longsilog combo.
Make sure that the black salt you use is Kala Namak. Other black salts won't produce an "eggy" flavor.
You could find Kala Namak at Indian grocery stores or online.
Nutritional Yeast is a ready-to-eat ingredient NOT to be mistaken for dry active yeast (which is used for baking). Nutritional Yeast are dry yellow flakes that tastes nutty and mildly savory. You could find it at most specialty stores and online. I got mine at the bulk section of the vegetarian co-op, Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco. Btw, nutritional yeast is fortified with vitamin B12!
If you don't have refined coconut oil, you could use regular cooking oil.
Make sure you don't skimp on good quality tofu.
Please stay tuned for Part 3, or the last part of the Vegan Longsilog Series.
What is Longsilog?
The next post will feature the vegan version of Filipino sweet, savory sausages.
Kain na, let’s eat!