Fried Vegan Egg Alternative with a Delicious Runny Center
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Serves: 4
Vegan Egg
  • 1 block of firm or extra-firm tofu, drained and wrapped in a dish towel to absorb excess water
  • 1 tablespoon of vegan butter
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste.
Vegan Yolk
  • 1 cup of water
  • 4 teaspoons of cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons of unflavored soy or almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast
  • ¼ teaspoon of turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon of Kala Namak Himalayan Black Salt (optional)
  1. Whisk all the ingredients together over medium high heat. Continue to whisk while it cooks for about 3 to 5 minutes or until the vegan you sauce thickens.
  2. Taste for seasonings.
Vegan egg
  1. Transfer the tofu to a work surface, turn the block on its side and slice lengthwise to create 4 even slabs. Cut each slab into a round using a 3-inch ring mold or cookie cutter. Save the remnants for another recipe.
  2. Heat the vegan butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. When the skillet is hot, add the tofu slices and pan-sear until golden brown on both sides. Transfer to a serving place and cut a small circle in the middle with a shot glass or knife. Pour int the vegan yolk sauce into the hole. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
Recipe by Ordinary Vegan at