Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 mins
I'm always looking for a good tofu recipe and I like the way the turmeric makes this look like real eggs. Try this, you just may like it!!!
- 1 lb soft tofu
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 2 large scallions, white and light green parts,finely chopped (1/4 cup)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 6 -8 medium basil leaves, cut crosswise into fine shreds (1 Tbs.)
- 1 tablespoon snipped chives
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
- Cut tofu block in half horizontally, then cut in half lengthwise, keeping block intact.
- One at a time, take a piece of tofu in your hand.
- Holding it over sink, squeeze tofu gently but firmly until it crumbles slightly and water drips out.
- When about half the moisture has been removed, place tofu in bowl.
- Repeat until all tofu has been squeezed.
- In nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
- Add scallions.
- Stir just until they sizzle, 30 seconds.
- Add turmeric, salt and tofu.
- Stir with wooden spoon, breaking up tofu, until it is evenly golden and moist, about 1 minute.
- Mix in basil, chives, dill and parsley.
- Stir gently until tofu looks like well-set scrambled eggs, about 1 minute.
- Serve immediately.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
Instead of the first 5 steps I wrapped the tofu in paper towels then placed a heavy plate on it to release the liquid. then cut it up. I skipped the chives. The fresh herbs were just wonderful.Thanks for a great way to enjoy tofu!
Very delicious and easy! The most time consuming part of this was all the herb chopping. I used lite silken that I had in the fridge and it was incredibly close to scrambled egg texture!
I tried this and I did like it. I love breakfast for dinner and paired my "eggs" with vegetarian sausage and sliced tomatoes. My combination of herbs - chives, oregano and thyme - were all freshly snipped from the yard and reflect personal preferences. While this not something I would sneak past my meat and potato type friends, it was a real treat for someone like me who enjoys meatless meals. While the tofu is neutral in flavors, the herbs truly bring the dish to life so use them generously to taste. Thanks Sharon.