other recipes previously. However it is such a common dish in our house that I wanted to feature it. And I wanted to rewrite the recipe in a way that makes sense to me when I make it. I always have the ingredients on hand because omelette and vegies is one of my favourite easy meals.
As I have commented before, the combination of tofu and besan (chickpea flour) works together brilliantly. By itself tofu is too damp, and if made with just besan it can be too dry. Together they make the right squidgy mixture.
The above photos will give you more ideas:
*Top: Sushi stack, Pasta with pumpkin, omelette and parmesan
*Middle: Asian rice bowl, Caesar salad,
*Bottom: Portuguese fried rice, Pad see ew
Other savoury vegan "egg" recipes on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
French toast - savoury and seedy (v)
Spinach, sundried tomato and chive chickpea scramble (gf, v)
Tofu scramble (gf, v)
Vegan bubble and squeak frittata (gf, v)
Vegan quiche with tofu and besan (v)
Tofu besan omelet
Adapted from Chez Cayenne via Green Gourmet Giraffe
300g silken tofu, drained
6 tbsp besan (chickpea flour),
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon mirin
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion granules
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
pinch black salt
1-2 tsp canola oil, for frying
Blend tofu, olive oil and mirin in blender. Transfer to bowl and mix in remaining ingredients.
Heat heavy bottomed non-stick frypan over low heat and swirl around 1 to 2 tsp of oil to cover the pan. Pour in the thick batter and use the back of a spoon to swirl it around the pan (I think my omelet was about 22 or 23cm in diameter). Cook for 10 minutes on low heat and then cover with a large saucepan lid and cook another 10 minutes on low heat.
Use an eggflip or spatula to loosen so it slides around the pan. Carefully flip (or slide) onto a dinner plate. Use warm or cool in the fridge until required.
NOTES: I have tried this without a blender - it is not quite as smooth but is pretty good. I have also tried this with firm tofu and it was so thick I had to add some milk and then adjust the seasoning too. Leftovers are great in sandwiches.
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