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Scrambled Tofu & Home Fries

Scrambled Tofu & Home Fries

Sunday brunch and cartoons have become a tradition for us. Cook up a big plate of food, then settle down for some South Park before going about our day. Normally, I would have a few stalks of asparagus or some other veggie on the side, but we were all out of fresh veggies, so this was, unfortunately, a very brown and beige meal.

Scrambled Tofu
Since we stopped buying eggs for home cooking, we’ve started making scrambled tofu for some of our brunches. You can use soft or silken tofu, but if you’re using soft tofu, you’ll need to cut it into small cubes before scrambling. Spray a non-stick skillet with cooking oil, then cook over medium heat, turning frequently until light and fluffy.

I usually season my tofu pretty aggressively with a mixture of cumin, paprika, cayenne, and nutritional yeast. Add salt and pepper too, of course. Nutritional yeast not only adds a subtle cheese-like flavor, but also adds a light yellow color to the normally sad looking, pale tofu. For this batch, we also added some colorful chopped peppers to the scramble.

Easy Home Fries
Can’t believe I’ve never made home fries before! They’re incredibly simple to whip up at the last minute. I used this recipe for reference, but added half an onion and only used 2 tablespoons of margarine. I also added paprika because I’m a bit of a paprika fanatic. It turned out great, but I would cut the potatoes a little smaller in the future.

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  • Reply
    luminouszest
    February 9, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    great alternative!

  • Reply
    Delicious Peace of Mind
    February 10, 2015 at 4:24 am

    Oh, a friend South Park fan! :) That sounds like a perfect way to start, or even end a day. Tasty, hearty meal with a good show to make you laugh. Gotta love simple things in life! And I love how the dish looks, even without something green on the side. For tofu scramble color you can also add curry powder or turmeric. We are curry fanatics :)

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      wazwu
      February 10, 2015 at 9:16 am

      South Park is always a good way to start the day, especially when we’re sad that the weekend is soon coming to an end. I added a little cumin to the tofu, but haven’t tried curry powder yet. Thanks for the tip! I’ll try that next time. :)

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        Delicious Peace of Mind
        February 10, 2015 at 1:47 pm

        Yes, we need 4 day weekend to become a thing. Sign the petition? :D
        Give it a go with curry, I couldn’t imagine tofu scramble with lots of mild curry (not too hot for me, please!) xo

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    annie lee
    February 10, 2015 at 8:14 am

    this very brown and beige meal looks pretty good to me :P

    • Reply
      wazwu
      February 10, 2015 at 9:17 am

      Haha, it was really yummy! I’ll spruce it up with more color next time. ;)

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