You are here

Member since November 2009

World's First Vegan Fried Egg

What you need: 

1 pound firm tofu
vegan margarine, as needed
1 tablespoon carrot juice
1 tablespoon flax seed oil
1 tablespoon vegetable broth
1 1/2 teaspoons arrowroot powder
3/4 teaspoon vegan mayonnaise (I use Vegenaise)
salt and pepper, to taste

What you do: 

1. Cut tofu into the shape of a fried egg, so that it is thin at the periphery and thick in the middle. Insert broad bladed knife horizontally through the tofu near the bottom. Where the yolk should be, use a shot class to cookie cut out a yolk hole all the way down to the blade. Remove blade.
2. Fry both sides of tofu "egg" in vegan margarine until golden brown. Set aside.
3. For yolk, in a microwaveable glass custard dish, mix together carrot juice flax seed oil, vegetable broth, arrowroot powder, and vegan mayonnaise. Heat in microwave 20 seconds. (The ideal end product will be a tad runny, not too globby. If too globby, either heat less or add less arrowroot.) It has a very nice yellow-orange yolk color.
4. Add yolk into browned yolk hole and refry top for 10-20 seconds. Salt and pepper, as you like.
Source of recipe: I wrote this recipe.

Preparation Time: 
5 minutes, Cooking time: 2 minutes
Cooking Time: 
2 minutes
Recipe Category: 


I used this recipe this morning.  Things I did differently:

Instead of using a blade or knife, I scooped out a little tofu from the middle using a teaspoon (where the yolk goes).
I didn't have carrot juice handy, so instead I used about a pinch-1/8 teaspoon of turmeric + 1 TB water.
I sprinkled & rubbed in a little Indian Black Salt (Kala Namak) onto the tofu/egg white after frying. 
I didn't fry again once I spooned the yolk into the center of the tofu/egg white.

I was happy with the result.

Next time I may:
Add some nutritional yeast to the egg yolk, along with more liquid, for the flavor and to make the yolk runnier.
Try injecting the yolk into the tofu with a flavor injector (

This definitely helped me with my craving for fried eggs this morning.  I served it alongside homemade seitan chops w/ketchup, and some garlic fried rice.  It’s a Filipino thang. 


Anyone want to take a shot at this? Looks incredible...I miss fried eggs a lot!!


this recipe looks amazing and creative! I havent tried it yet but i may do as a valentines day surprise...maybe i should practise before! i'll report back when i have tried it =o) congrats on the idea tho!


I just may have to try this. I do miss eggs, scrambled,omelet,fried. Thanks for the recipe.


how incredibly creative! I don't miss eggs enough to attempt  making this, but I think the idea is cool!

Log in or register to post comments