It’s well known that the vegan revolution is gathering pace almost every single day, but it still seems like there are some animal products that will never ever be replicated by our herbivore friends.
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I thought one of those was a fried egg with a runny yolk, but it turns out that someone named Elsa’s Wholesome Life has figured out exactly how to make one of these from scratch, using a lot of fairly accessible and easy to obtain ingredients. Well, maybe not the Vegemite but there you can probably use some kind of substitute lie Bovril without too much fuss.
Here’s a video on how to make it, as well as the recipe below:
VEGAN FRIED EGGS
Makes approximately 6 eggs (3-4 serves)
170g Pumpkin, de-skinned (raw weight)
1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
2 tbsp Corn Flour
2 tbsp Water
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1/4 tsp Kala Namak (Black Salt)
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
Pinch of Himalayan Salt
1/4 cup Rice Flour
1/4 cup Coconut/Soy Milk
1 tbsp Water
Large Pinch Himalayan Salt
Optional to serve:
1/4 Lemon, juiced
Salt & Pepper to taste
How to make:
- Place a pot of water over high heat. Bring to the boil, add the pumpkin pieces and boil until soft (fork glides through it).
- Meanwhile make the ‘egg white’ by whisking together the ingredients in a bowl. Set aside.
- Once the pumpkin in cooked, add to a food processor or blender with the rest of the ‘egg yolk’ ingredients. Blend until smooth. Mix should be thick but still able to run off a spoon.
- Heat a large fry pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add a drizzle of olive oil (1 tsp) to the pan, let oil get hot before adding 2 tbsp of the ‘egg white’ mix to the centre of the pan.
- Place the lid on for 10 seconds. Remove lid and add 1 tbsp of yolk mix, poured into centre of the white. Return lid for another 30 seconds or until the ‘egg white’ starts to get a bit crispy on the edges.
- Scoop egg onto serving dish. Continue steps 4 & 5 until all egg white is used up/you’ve cooked the desired amount.
- Serve on toast with smashed avocado and Vegemite (or any kind of dish!!).
I mean it certainly looks like a runny fried egg – and given how easy it can be to mess those up you could probably get away with it as well. Obviously the main sticking point here is how it tastes though, so we gotta try that before banging on about it, but it’s certainly worth a go isn’t it? Let us know how you fare.
For more vegan recipes, check out this woman getting vegan tattooed on her forehead. Idiot.