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Vegan Fried Egg & Avocado Breakfast Sandwich

A healthy, easy and delicious vegan breakfast sandwich and a great recipe idea for a special Sunday brunch. Find out how to make a runny, savoury vegan fried egg using tofu!

Serves 4

For the vegan egg yolk

  • 240ml (8 fl oz) water
  • 3 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¾ tsp black salt (kala namak)

For the breakfast sandwich

  • 4 whole wheat English muffins (make sure they are vegan)
  • 1 block extra firm tofu, drained (for extra crispiness, press as well)
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter or margarine
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • Sprinkle of black salt (kala namak)
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Optional additions: vegan sausage patties, wilted spinach, vegan cheese
  • 1
    To make the vegan fried 'egg' pour the water and 3 tsp of cornflour in a saucepan with no heat. Stir until the cornflour dissolves.
  • 2
    Turn heat on medium low and add the nutritional yeast, vegetable oil and turmeric powder. Stir on low heat until egg yolk thickens - about 3-5 minutes.
  • 3
    Turn heat off and stir in garlic powder and 3/4 tsp of black salt and set egg yolk aside.
  • 4
    Drain your tofu, turn it on its side and slice into 4 thin slices. Cut the corners off if you'd like to have a round, egg shape.
  • 5
    Melt 1 tbsp of vegan butter in a sauté pan on a medium heat. Once pan is warm, set your tofu slices in and don't touch for 3-5 minutes (this ensures it will get crispy and golden brown). Flip the tofu and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • 6
    Turn off heat and season with the garlic powder, black pepper and a sprinkle of black salt.
  • 7
    Cut a small hole in the middle of the tofu and eat the middle so it does not go to waste. This is for the egg yolk mixture to sit in, in a moment.
  • 8
    To put it all together toast your English muffins. Smash the avocado onto the English muffin and season with a little black salt and pepper.
  • 9
    Place the tofu with the hole in the middle onto the English muffin.
  • 9
    Gently pour the 'egg yolk' mixture into the hole in the tofu, adding as much as you like.
  • 9
    Add any additions you'd like and enjoy!

Recipe by Maria Rose of Damn Tasty Vegan, damntastyvegan.com