I have a wonderful alternative to scrambled eggs that does not involve buying one of those expensive "tofu scrambler" kits. Anyway, all those kits do is turn your tofu a weird sunrise yellow color, and they don't taste worth a flip! So, here's the Bankrupt Vegan way to do scrambled tofu.
Basic Recipe (additions below*):
2 T oil (your choice, I used sunflower)
Half a medium white or yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 block firm or extra firm tofu, drained and squeezed
3 T soy sauce
2 T paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne (or not, this one's up to you)
1/8 C water
- Pour oil into a skillet, medium heat.
- Add onion and garlic to skillet. Saute until soft and translucent.
- Cut drained tofu into little blocks (no need to be neat or precise about this) and add to skillet. As you cook tofu, break it up even further with your spatula.
- Add soy sauce and spices, and stir everything together.
- Add water.
- Stir and mix everything up until it looks well-mingled, then cover and let simmer on low heat for about 5 minutes.
- You can add nutritional yeast, if you have some on hand. I always put about a quarter cup of "nooch" in our scramble. It makes it so creamy and delicious, we love it!
- Other good additions are roasted or sauteed potatoes (pictured), bell peppers, and grated carrots.
- Feel free to add any spices that you like. Sometimes I just throw in whatever I happen to have a little extra of, like oregano or thyme.
It's a great way to start your morning - lots of delicious soy protein and antioxidant rich onions and garlic. My toddler goes nuts for the stuff.
This recipe easily serves 3-4 people (or 2 really hungry people) and leftovers can be kept in the fridge for a couple of days, then nuked or sautee'd for quick reheating.