Friday, September 9, 2016

What Do Vegans Eat: Sunny Side Up "Eggs" and Potato Hash

 Eggs? WTF?! How am I eating eggs?  Because I am awesome and I can figure stuff out.  You can be awesome too.  Stop eating eggs...and meat...and dairy....and voila!  Awesomeness!

The potato has was simple, fry onions and then add potatoes.  I sometimes microwave or boil the potatoes a bit to cut down on the overall cooking time.).  Season as you like.  If I were a better blogger, I would add some colorful elements or use a prettier bowl plate thing, but what you get with me is the real deal.  Sorry, I'm not willing to embellish my food for the world.

Now for the egg.  I haven't perfected the method yet since this was my first try and I was winging it. I blended some silken tofu with nutritional yeast and black salt (kala namak...don't be scared to walk into your local Asian-Indian market.  Nine times out of ten, they're nicer to Caucasians than to other Asian people.)  I spooned it on top of the hash as it cooked.  It was still a little too soft for me when I took it off the stove.  I should have either added a little arrowroot powder or left the lid on top so it would firm up a bit.  Or maybe I should have used a firm tofu....I'll try again and keep you posted.

The yolk....I have definitely not mastered this technique yet.  The video directions and the written directions for the Vegg are different.  I winged it, but next time I'll try both sets of directions.

I bought The Vegg Vegan Egg Yolk and the Calcium Chloride on Amazon (these are affiliate links, don't use it if you don't want to, whatever...).  Not to state the obvious, but make sure you're using food grade calcium chloride.

For those of you who are thinking this seems like too much work have obviously never made potato hash.  It takes 5 million years to get nicely browned and crispy.  I did the dishes and made a batch of ice tea and they still weren't done. Thirty seconds to blend the tofu and then another 3 minutes to make the yolks....yeah, not such a big deal.

How did it taste?  Like potato hash with a sunny side up egg.  No crispy edges on the "egg white" but I'm working on that.  Even my husband, who hasn't officially given up eggs or dairy when he's out and about getting lunch with the guys from work, approved of this dish.  Heck, even my daughter who was never a big runny egg person thought it was really good.

What do vegans eat?  All the same stuff you do, just healthier and without all the death and torture. Just saying.

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