........................

Jun 23, 2015

Super Eggy Tofu Scramble

Before telling you about this Super Eggy Tofu Scramble Cake we gotta go to that good ol' disclaimer: Housevegan.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

make a tofu scramble, tofu scramble, tofu scramble austin, tofu scramble basic, tofu scramble best recipe, tofu scramble black salt, tofu scramble breakfast, tofu scramble easy, tofu scramble egg replacer, tofu scramble egg substitute, tofu scramble eggs, tofu scramble eggs recipes, tofu scramble firm tofu, tofu scramble for breakfast, tofu scramble high protein, tofu scramble how to, tofu scramble ideas, tofu scramble indian black salt, tofu scramble ingredients, tofu scramble kala namak, tofu scramble like eggs, tofu scramble nutritional yeast, tofu scramble on toast, tofu scramble recipe, tofu scramble recipe breakfast, tofu scramble recipe nutritional yeast, tofu scramble recipes, tofu scramble simple, tofu scramble spices, tofu scramble that tastes like eggs, tofu scramble vegan, tofu scramble yeast, tofu scrambled eggs, tofu scrambler, yummy tofu scramble, egg tofu scramble, egg tofu scramble recipe, eggy tofu scramble, tofu egg scramble vegan

This is by far my favorite tofu scramble ever. My husband and I have this almost every morning for breakfast without much adaptation. Most tofu scrambles out there have you include half a dozen spices, and while that's great, it's just too much measuring in the AM for me. My scramble is down to basics and only requires four ingredients. There's only one caveat: you mustn't be tofu-averse.

make a tofu scramble, tofu scramble, tofu scramble austin, tofu scramble basic, tofu scramble best recipe, tofu scramble black salt, tofu scramble breakfast, tofu scramble easy, tofu scramble egg replacer, tofu scramble egg substitute, tofu scramble eggs, tofu scramble eggs recipes, tofu scramble firm tofu, tofu scramble for breakfast, tofu scramble high protein, tofu scramble how to, tofu scramble ideas, tofu scramble indian black salt, tofu scramble ingredients, tofu scramble kala namak, tofu scramble like eggs, tofu scramble nutritional yeast, tofu scramble on toast, tofu scramble recipe, tofu scramble recipe breakfast, tofu scramble recipe nutritional yeast, tofu scramble recipes, tofu scramble simple, tofu scramble spices, tofu scramble that tastes like eggs, tofu scramble vegan, tofu scramble yeast, tofu scrambled eggs, tofu scrambler, yummy tofu scramble, egg tofu scramble, egg tofu scramble recipe, eggy tofu scramble, tofu egg scramble vegan



I was taking an online test the other day ("Which Parks and Rec Character Are You?", obviously), and one of the questions was "What's for breakfast?" Using vegan analogs for the answers, my immediate choice was eggs and toast. Call me basic, but it's my favorite. Maybe I associate it with being a kid and having others cook for me. A big part of my love for this tofu scramble is its eggy quality. That dinery, homey smell of eggs and coffee is one of my favorite things about waking up. I've been vegan for over a decade, and this association still rings true.

make a tofu scramble, tofu scramble, tofu scramble austin, tofu scramble basic, tofu scramble best recipe, tofu scramble black salt, tofu scramble breakfast, tofu scramble easy, tofu scramble egg replacer, tofu scramble egg substitute, tofu scramble eggs, tofu scramble eggs recipes, tofu scramble firm tofu, tofu scramble for breakfast, tofu scramble high protein, tofu scramble how to, tofu scramble ideas, tofu scramble indian black salt, tofu scramble ingredients, tofu scramble kala namak, tofu scramble like eggs, tofu scramble nutritional yeast, tofu scramble on toast, tofu scramble recipe, tofu scramble recipe breakfast, tofu scramble recipe nutritional yeast, tofu scramble recipes, tofu scramble simple, tofu scramble spices, tofu scramble that tastes like eggs, tofu scramble vegan, tofu scramble yeast, tofu scrambled eggs, tofu scrambler, yummy tofu scramble, egg tofu scramble, egg tofu scramble recipe, eggy tofu scramble, tofu egg scramble vegan
I actually didn't enjoy tofu scramble for years because it didn't really give me what I wanted out of breakfast. People often say "I didn't go vegan because I hated the taste of meat.", and this is true for me and eggs. I never stopped missing the flavor despite my dedication to never eating them again. When I found this scramble's secret ingredient, kala namak, it reawakened scrambles for me and gave me that egg quality I missed.

Kala Namak (also known as Indian black salt) is a pinkish salt with a sulfurous odor and taste very reminiscent of hard-boiled eggs. It's commonly used in South East Asian cuisine and has become somewhat of a staple in vegan cooking. It also totally changed my breakfast routine for the better.

make a tofu scramble, tofu scramble, tofu scramble austin, tofu scramble basic, tofu scramble best recipe, tofu scramble black salt, tofu scramble breakfast, tofu scramble easy, tofu scramble egg replacer, tofu scramble egg substitute, tofu scramble eggs, tofu scramble eggs recipes, tofu scramble firm tofu, tofu scramble for breakfast, tofu scramble high protein, tofu scramble how to, tofu scramble ideas, tofu scramble indian black salt, tofu scramble ingredients, tofu scramble kala namak, tofu scramble like eggs, tofu scramble nutritional yeast, tofu scramble on toast, tofu scramble recipe, tofu scramble recipe breakfast, tofu scramble recipe nutritional yeast, tofu scramble recipes, tofu scramble simple, tofu scramble spices, tofu scramble that tastes like eggs, tofu scramble vegan, tofu scramble yeast, tofu scrambled eggs, tofu scrambler, yummy tofu scramble, egg tofu scramble, egg tofu scramble recipe, eggy tofu scramble, tofu egg scramble vegan
These are the two power ingredients in my scramble: black pepper and kala namak. This is all you need to resemble the eggy stuff you're used to. Those other high spiced scrambles are great, but for everyday eats I just want something that will taste like diners smell, and highlight what I love about tofu: its ability to take on any flavor you throw its way.

People are funny about tofu, but it's important to remember that tofu isn't a replacement for anything. It's an ingredient unto itself. Once you recognize that you can start to appreciate tofu for the wonderful item it is. My scramble doesn't hide tofu under a mountain of spices. You really only need four ingredients to make it happen. However, should you want some variation this is what I add to spice it up:

make a tofu scramble, tofu scramble, tofu scramble austin, tofu scramble basic, tofu scramble best recipe, tofu scramble black salt, tofu scramble breakfast, tofu scramble easy, tofu scramble egg replacer, tofu scramble egg substitute, tofu scramble eggs, tofu scramble eggs recipes, tofu scramble firm tofu, tofu scramble for breakfast, tofu scramble high protein, tofu scramble how to, tofu scramble ideas, tofu scramble indian black salt, tofu scramble ingredients, tofu scramble kala namak, tofu scramble like eggs, tofu scramble nutritional yeast, tofu scramble on toast, tofu scramble recipe, tofu scramble recipe breakfast, tofu scramble recipe nutritional yeast, tofu scramble recipes, tofu scramble simple, tofu scramble spices, tofu scramble that tastes like eggs, tofu scramble vegan, tofu scramble yeast, tofu scrambled eggs, tofu scrambler, yummy tofu scramble, egg tofu scramble, egg tofu scramble recipe, eggy tofu scramble, tofu egg scramble vegan
First, Magic Vegan Bacon Grease (edited 2017 - This product now goes by Vegan Magic). It sounds so weird, but it's really just smokey flavored coconut oil. It's not needed, but it adds a decadent Sunday morning kind of feel to the scramble.


make a tofu scramble, tofu scramble, tofu scramble austin, tofu scramble basic, tofu scramble best recipe, tofu scramble black salt, tofu scramble breakfast, tofu scramble easy, tofu scramble egg replacer, tofu scramble egg substitute, tofu scramble eggs, tofu scramble eggs recipes, tofu scramble firm tofu, tofu scramble for breakfast, tofu scramble high protein, tofu scramble how to, tofu scramble ideas, tofu scramble indian black salt, tofu scramble ingredients, tofu scramble kala namak, tofu scramble like eggs, tofu scramble nutritional yeast, tofu scramble on toast, tofu scramble recipe, tofu scramble recipe breakfast, tofu scramble recipe nutritional yeast, tofu scramble recipes, tofu scramble simple, tofu scramble spices, tofu scramble that tastes like eggs, tofu scramble vegan, tofu scramble yeast, tofu scrambled eggs, tofu scrambler, yummy tofu scramble, egg tofu scramble, egg tofu scramble recipe, eggy tofu scramble, tofu egg scramble vegan
I talked about this nutty, and cheesy ingredient in my Cowgirl Cashew Queso post. It's a nutritious and delicious addition to almost anything but especially scrambles. I only include it sometimes, but when I do it's like a nooch avalanche. 

make a tofu scramble, tofu scramble, tofu scramble austin, tofu scramble basic, tofu scramble best recipe, tofu scramble black salt, tofu scramble breakfast, tofu scramble easy, tofu scramble egg replacer, tofu scramble egg substitute, tofu scramble eggs, tofu scramble eggs recipes, tofu scramble firm tofu, tofu scramble for breakfast, tofu scramble high protein, tofu scramble how to, tofu scramble ideas, tofu scramble indian black salt, tofu scramble ingredients, tofu scramble kala namak, tofu scramble like eggs, tofu scramble nutritional yeast, tofu scramble on toast, tofu scramble recipe, tofu scramble recipe breakfast, tofu scramble recipe nutritional yeast, tofu scramble recipes, tofu scramble simple, tofu scramble spices, tofu scramble that tastes like eggs, tofu scramble vegan, tofu scramble yeast, tofu scrambled eggs, tofu scrambler, yummy tofu scramble, egg tofu scramble, egg tofu scramble recipe, eggy tofu scramble, tofu egg scramble vegan
So this is it. My favorite ever tofu scramble. It's the most simple recipe you'll find, and one that truly resembles scrambled eggs. If you like eggs but have chosen not to eat them then this is the scramble for you. It's certainly the scramble for me.

And in case you're wondering, I'm Leslie Knope.

Mentioned in This Post and Recipe:

Super Eggy Tofu Scramble
Ingredients:
  • 1 block of good quality extra firm tofu (organic usually tastes best)
  • 1-2 tablespoons Vegan Magic or canola oil/vegan butter/whatever cooking oil you like
  • black pepper
  • kala namak* (SEE NOTE)
Directions:
1. Drizzle the oil into a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. I would start with one tablespoon, but that's just me. 

2. While the oil heats up, drain the tofu, and just use your hands to lightly squeeze out some of the liquid. You're going to cook out most of it so don't fret too much.

3. Carefully crumble the tofu into the pan, and stir it around to get it evenly coated in oil. It's fine if the tofu pieces are large. They'll break down during cooking.

4. Cook the tofu, stirring and scrambling frequently until the liquid has completely evaporated, and the tofu is browning. I use a metal spatula to do this so I can scrape up every bit of tofu that sticks as it browns. 

5. When the tofu is browned to your liking remove the skillet from the heat. Season it with pepper and kala namak to taste, and serve immediately.

*The sulfurous quality of kala namak fades the longer it sits so don't add it until right before serving. Start by adding as much as you would regular salt. Always add less than you think you need at first, and taste it to see if you need more. I find that the fresher the black salt, the saltier it is so the amount you need can vary.

Pin it!
make a tofu scramble, tofu scramble, tofu scramble austin, tofu scramble basic, tofu scramble best recipe, tofu scramble black salt, tofu scramble breakfast, tofu scramble easy, tofu scramble egg replacer, tofu scramble egg substitute, tofu scramble eggs, tofu scramble eggs recipes, tofu scramble firm tofu, tofu scramble for breakfast, tofu scramble high protein, tofu scramble how to, tofu scramble ideas, tofu scramble indian black salt, tofu scramble ingredients, tofu scramble kala namak, tofu scramble like eggs, tofu scramble nutritional yeast, tofu scramble on toast, tofu scramble recipe, tofu scramble recipe breakfast, tofu scramble recipe nutritional yeast, tofu scramble recipes, tofu scramble simple, tofu scramble spices, tofu scramble that tastes like eggs, tofu scramble vegan, tofu scramble yeast, tofu scrambled eggs, tofu scrambler, yummy tofu scramble, egg tofu scramble, egg tofu scramble recipe, eggy tofu scramble, tofu egg scramble vegan, kala namak tofu scramble
Let's be friends! Follow HV on FacebookGoogle+PinterestBloglovin', and Instagram!