Scrambled Tofu With Herbs and Cheese by Deborah Madison

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 mins

Entered for safe-keeping. From Deborah Madison's "This Can't Be Tofu!"

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain the tofu, wrap it in a towel, and press while you gather the rest of the ingredients.
  2. In a medium skillet, heat olive oil and butter.
  3. When oil and butter are hot, crumble the tofu into the pan in pieces about the size of scrambled egg curds.
  4. Sprinkle with the turmeric, season with salt, and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until dry and firm (but not hard), for 3-5 minutes.
  5. Add the herbs and cheese, taste and season with pepper.
  6. Serve with a dash of paprika over the top.
Most Helpful

If it means it will fool somebody into thinking these are real scrambled eggs, then It Really Can't Be Tofu. My BF thought these were real, and loved them, though he likes tofu anyway. I used less oil and butter, turmeric (I think cumin is also used to turn the tofu yellow), fresh basil and scallions. I added feta cheese because I had some leftover. I usually prefer cheddar with my tofu eggs. Why eat regular eggs any more?

Kumquat the Cat's friend March 15, 2009

I used firm tofu and it worked fine. I really enjoyed the flavor. Thanks! Made for 123 Hit Wonders game.

Sharon123 June 30, 2011