Jul 31, 2010

hungarian scramble


I had Welsh Rarebit on my menu for today, but since Kate chose to make a Cheese Sauce for her baked potatoes, I decided there is such a thing as too much cheese. So, I made a Hungarian Scramble. Hungarian because they add paprika, onions, green peppers and sausage. I used a Tofurkey sausage (Whole Foods had them on sale this week.) and lots of nutritional yeast. The scramble turned out fluffy -as fluffy as tofu will ever get - and soft and moist. Don't forget to let your tofu steam (add a few tablespoons of water if you have to), covered to get this texture - that of eggs - and add some black salt. I found my receipt for an Indian market where I bought some a few months ago: $1.15 for a medium package. Cheap. 

We had some bagels so I gave making Korozott a try - a Hungarian spread made of cheese, onions and paprika. I used some grilled onions for the spread, a clove of garlic, 1/2 slab of soft tofu and a package of Tofutti cream cheese. This was something my dad would make every Sunday and my version is pretty close to it. Creamy,a  little spicy and the flavor of the paprika (Szeged brand) is nice and prominent. The kids loved it! I was surprised; as a kid this was not a favorite of mine - I thought it too bland. There are more and more benefits to this vegan thing.

Cost Breakdown:
bagels: $3
cream cheese: $2
tofu (scramble and spread): $4
pepper and onion: $2
Tofurkey: $3
spices: $1
Total for brunch for 8 people:


  1. This looks yummy but it makes me sad since I've discovered I can't eat tofu. I never ate it before going veg and didn't like it at first, then I started really loving it, and then I started really reacting badly to it!!! So not fair. :(

  2. Did you eat too much at once? Do you think just having a little here and there would still give the same reaction? Are you reacting that way to all soy products?

    One more: Do you react the same way to all brands of tofu? Different kinds use different coagulants: acid, salt or enzyme. Making your own could be a homeschooling project ...like you don't have enough to do, I'm sure :)

  3. Aren't tofu scrambles the best?

  4. Big BIG time the best. Was that rhetorical?

  5. Not rhetorical. We have to repeat and ditto to explain how good a scramble is!


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