As someone who cannot eat eggs, I miss out on some of the “normal” breakfast foods. Okay, I miss out on most of them. However, tofu can make a nice replacement.
I didn’t think to take pictures of the technique but I promise it’s easy. This tofu is a replacement for a fried egg. I had planned on using it on a sandwich but ate it plain.
I started with extra firm tofu. Slice thin about 1/4 of an inch thick and pat dry. You want your tofu to be as dry as possible to get a really good crisp edge.
I used ghee which worked beautifully but you can use your favorite oil or even butter. Remember to not let your oil smoke. You only need a tablespoon or two in your skillet.
Set tofu in hot skillet. Season with turmeric for that yellow cast. I opted to go with a sweet curry powder which gave a nice cinnamon/curry flavor. I was thinking that I could tweak this and make a tofu french toast sort of dish next time.
I added the curry powder while I was cooking which colored the oil. This allowed my entire tofu to be yellow on the outside. I love the crispy edges.
So was it like eggs – not really but I think it would have made a decent sandwich but by the time everything was cooked I just didn’t have the desire to assemble it. I like tofu like this but I think a sauce would have made it perfect. All in all, I ate it with bacon and a buttered bagel which made for a nice breakfast.
Hope this inspires you to try a little tofu in place of your morning eggs or add to your dinner dish – it’s complete goodness.