Vegan Fried Egg With Vegan “Egg Yolk”

If you’re interested in a vegan fried egg or egg yolk substitute, you’re going to love my vegan egg recipe! It looks exactly like a fried egg, just without the cholesterol or animal cruelty! In this recipe, I turned tomatoes into a vegan egg yolks using new techniques, some food science, and algae!Vegan Fried Egg With Egg Yolk

How To Make Vegan Egg Yolk (Spherification)

The idea of making an exact replica of an egg yolk that can be spherified into a plant-based ball of gooey flavour took a lot of experimenting. Why did I try to make a vegan egg? Because a bunch of you requested it!

Whether to impress carnivores that you can indeed make a plant-based egg or looking for a little cooking experiment with the kids, this recipe was fascinating to make. With lots of research and testing, I was able to learn how to encapsulate the flavourful vegan yolk and place it on my vegan egg white and fry it to make a Vegan Fried Egg!Vegan Egg Yolk Recipe

In order to make the vegan “egg yolk”, we first have to trap the egg yolk liquid in a plant-based “membrane” – aka the layer that holds yolk in an ordinary egg. To make this membrane, the easiest way is to mix sodium alginate (algae) with distilled water, pour it in a glass container and leave it in the fridge overnight to become a gel. You have to use distilled water for the gel since tap water won’t work.

Now that the gel formed overnight, I took my alginate mixture out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature. Next, I drizzled olive oil over an orange tomato and cooked it at 300 degrees for 45 minutes. At the same time, Once cooked, I blended the tomato with the tofu, olive oil, mustard powder, nutritional yeast, white pepper, calcium lactate, black salt, and soy milk. NOTE: if you don’t have a high-speed blender, you want to remove the skins so the tomatoes will liquefy properly.

Scoop the mixture out of the blender and drop blobs of it into the alginate mixture and quickly but carefully push the alginate over to create a sphere. Let it sit for 30 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon and wipe off access gel before laying it in a cold water bath until ready to use.How To Make Vegan Egg Yolk

When I say this recipe was a science experiment I really mean it! I tried different ingredients, different measurements until I found my perfect ratio for the perfect vegan fried egg. I tried using more pepper and mustard powder but found that smaller quantities of these made for a better taste that was less spicy. I also increased the amount of oil I used because it made for a runnier egg yolk, the consistency that brunch Instagram is looking for.

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Vegan Fried Egg

EGG-FREE | NUT-FREE | GLUTEN-FREE

To get all of the satisfaction from a runny yolk dripping over your toast, without the cost of a chicken’s egg, this recipe is both a science experiment and a hearty breakfast all at once. It’s smooth, silky, runny texture and light, egg flavour give this egg everything you want out of a sunny side up breakfast.Vegan Fried Egg With Vegan Egg Yolk

VEGAN FRIED EGG INGREDIENTS

This recipe has the following ingredients:

KITCHEN EQUIPMENT I USED:

  • Glass Container with Lid
  • Loaf Pan
  • High-Speed Blender
  • Measuring spoons
  • 2 Large bowls
  • Mesh Sieve or Strainer
  • Frying Pan
  • Small Scoop
  • Slotted spoon
  • Spatula

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Tips on making Vegan Egg Yolk:

  1. Make-Ahead: The night before, mix together 3 cups of distilled water (not tap water) and 5 tsp of sodium alginate in a blender on high, and place into an airtight container. Place in the fridge overnight. This will become your egg yolk spherification station when you place your egg yolk mixture into this container to encapsulate the liquid into a solid egg yolk.
  2. If you don’t have a high-speed blender, you want to remove the skins of the tomatoes so they will liquefy properly.
  3. Tap water won’t work because of the added chemicals and minerals. This will only work with distilled water you get at a store.
  4. I used Calcium lactate because it has no flavour, but I know you can also use Calcium chloride which has a more salty taste. Use whichever you can get your hands on for this fun experiment.

Vegan Fried Egg & Vegan Egg Yolk Recipe

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If you're interested in a vegan fried egg or egg yolk substitute, you're going to love my vegan egg recipe! It looks exactly like a fried egg, just without the cholesterol or animal cruelty! In this recipe, I turned tomatoes into a vegan egg yolks using new techniques, some food science, and algae!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan
Ingredients
For the Yolk:
For the Egg White:
For Frying:
Instructions
The Night Before:
  1. Mix together distilled water and socium alginate in a blender on high, and place into an airtight container. Place in the fridge overnight.
On the Day of Serving:
  1. Preheat oven 300F
  2. Drizzle tomato with olive oil, and cook for 45 mins, flipping at 30 mins.
  3. Meanwhile, remove the alginate gel from the fridge to come to room temp.
  4. While the tomato is roasting, make the egg white.
  5. Blend all egg white ingredients until smooth.
  6. Blend tomato, ¼ cup silken tofu, 3 tbsp olive oil, mustard powder, yeast, white pepper, calcium lactate, black salt and soy milk, as needed until smooth.
  7. Place a scoop (I use a coffee scoop) of the mixture into the gel and quickly but carefully push the alginate over the mixture to create a sphere. Let it sit for 30 seconds.
  8. Remove with a slotted spoon & wipe of excess gel and place in a cold water bath until ready to use.
  9. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add a drizzle of oil into the pan to heat.
  10. Add 2 tbsp of the ‘egg white’ mix to the centre of the pan and cover for 10 seconds. Remove lid and fry until the ‘egg white’ starts to get a bit crispy on the edges.
  11. Add egg yolk and carefully remove from the pan.
  12. Serve
The Edgy Veg Vegan Fried Egg RecipeHey, I’m Candice & welcome to The Edgy Veg! I veganize popular food recipes for vegans, plant-based diets, eco-conscious eaters & people who are trying to eat more plants over… y’know animals or by-products of animals. I hope you enjoy this tasty vegan recipe!

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  • Molly says:

    I love when you bring science and food together. I’m always amazed at your creations! Definitely loved the visuals in the video for this recipe.

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