I am not sure what I ever did without tofu! It's a miraculous substance that has built me some mighty fine mock-cheesecakes, puddings, satays and, you know it; scrambles!
I make a simpler version of this dish during the week, but on the weekend it's nice to go all out with the extras and make it a bit fancy with toppings brightly colored and flavored. This fake-egg scramble is savory, satisfying and in my opinion, better than the real thing!
Fancy Weekend Tofu Scramble
- 1/2 package Extra Firm Tofu, drained and crumbled
- 1-2 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1 sprinkle of Dried Basil
- 1 sprinkle of Cayenne Pepper (optional)
- 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder (or seeds, flash-fried three seconds)
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 clove Garlic, minced
- 1/2 medium Sweet Onion, diced
- 1 Roma Tomato, diced
- 1 Mushroom, minced
- 2 tbsp Scallion or Chives, sliced
- 2 tbsp fresh Basil or Parsley, chopped
- Sea Salt & Pepper, to taste
- Hot Sauce of Choice
Prepare vegetables and herbs before beginning to cook. Drain tofu well, get out as much moisture as possible and crumble. In a mixing bowl, add turmeric and blend until desired eggy-yellow is achieved. Add additional spices including salt and pepper and toss to incorporate. Taste a small bit to check seasoning.
In a large skillet, saute sweet onion in 1 tbsp olive oil until soft. Add mushroom and garlic mince and do the same. Remove from skillet temporarily and set aside.
Add other tbsp oil and set heat to medium-high. You want the skillet good and hot. Add crumbled tofu and toss to pan and let sit until the underside starts to brown. Toss and then let sit again until the underside starts to brown and crisp up. Add onion misture back in and stir. Keep scramble in skillet long enough to heat it, crisp it slightly but have it still be moist like scrambled eggs. Adjust seasoning if necessary.
Plate it while it's hot and sprinkle top with diced tomato, scallion, fresh herbs and hot sauce. I like Tapatio or Sriacha best for this dish. Mmmm. Enjoy!
*You can also top with vegan cheese if you like. I do crushed walnuts or mock parm cheese sometimes (for mock parmesean recipe refer to my Sauceless Rustic Garden Pizza post.)
*This fancy tofu scramble is also great for entertaining brunch guests! One fun way to do it is to make the scramble and then set up a little bar of toppings so everyone can choose their own. Hey, and my Lemon-Lavender Party Water is a perfect accompaniment.
*This recipe generously serves two. For four, just use the whole package of tofu and double the spice, veg and herb ratios.
Alright scramblers, let's get scrambling.