Thursday, October 09, 2008
Vegan Mofo: My Favorite Restaurant Breakfast
there's really nothing more exciting than being able to wake up in providence and walk across the street to get (vegan! yummy!) breakfast. at home, if i want tofu scramble... i can go to my kitchen. and that's it. there are a couple places within walking distance of michael's, but i am most excited when we head over to julian's for some tofu scramble or tofu benedict.
i have been craving the benedict at julian's for a few weeks now and decided it was time to try to make it myself at home.
i came up with something pretty darn close.
i scooped the tofu straight out of the package with an ice cream scoop. drained it briefly by squeezing it gently, then dried it on some kitchen towels. the 'fu balls were then tossed in cornstarch and pan fried for about 3 minutes on each of 3 sides (fry on the flat side first, then knock it over on one side, then flip. voila. 3 sides.). the tofu was then drained on some newspaper.
while the tofu was cooking, i wilted some spinach in a pan, drizzled with some garlic oil that i had made earlier, then tossed with some lightly fried garlic from when i made the garlic oil.
i toasted 2 very thick slices of italian bread and then plated everything up: bread, spinach, tofu, and drenched everything in a bastardized version of bryanna clark grogan's hollandaise sauce (my version contained some mustard and tarragon). after taking the picture i doused the entire plate in salt, pepper, and ketchup and shoved all of it into my face.