Have y'all seen the awesome blog Meet The Shannons? They are veganizing the entire Betty Crocker Cookbook, which seems like a crazy task. But they're doing it, and doing it well. Recently they posted a hilarious recipe for a Vegan Fried Egg, and I was intrigued. I never really liked eggs before I went vegan, but I do love tofu and cheesy sauce. Plus, it's so cute how the little lump "yolk" happens! I wanted to try this recipe so much, that I bought an otherwise pointless gadget for $6.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Flavor Injector!
Sadly, I think this stupid cheapo flavor injector made the recipe fail for me. I drained the tofu really well in my tofu press, and carefully inserted the plastic needle into the side of each tofu round. I tried to gently move the tofu around to create a pocket in there, then I delicately pressed the cheesy sauce into the tofu.
...and then the tofu leaked out of the top of the tofu through a little crack. Both times. But hey, they still look like fried eggs, and there's sure to still be some filling inside the tofu. So I proceeded to fry them up.
I hoped the cheesy sauce would fry on one side, leaving the yellow "yolk" patch, but instead the sauce just kind of disappeared into the oil. Bah.
I slapped one tofu slab onto a toasted english muffin, hoping for a little cheesy sauce inside.
I cut the sammich open and.... no cheesy sauce. Not one drop. It had all leaked out. Double bah. Luckily, I still had some left to spoon onto the sammich.
It still tasted awesome, despite the lack of cheesy pocket. My guess is this has something to do with the flavor injector's flimsy plastic needle. The injector The Shannons linked looks like a fancy one with a metal needle. I may try it again sometime anyway.