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February 2006
Cooking Without Eggs

Recipes by Kymberlie Adams Matthews

It’s really not hard to substitute eggs in vegan recipes. There are lots of ways you can do this depending on the recipe. Here are a few of my favorites.

Ener-G Egg Replacer. Found in most natural food stores, Ener-G Egg greatly simplifies baking for those choosing not to use eggs. Made from potato flour and other vegan leaveners, Ener-G Egg replaces both egg whites and yolks. Each box contains the equivalent of roughly 100 eggs.

Make Your Own Vegan Eggs
Another option is to simply use everyday ingredients found around the kitchen. Each recipe equals one egg.

My Favorite Egg
1 t. Baking Powder
1⁄2 t. Baking Soda
2 T. Flour
3 T. Water
Mix dry ingredients, stir in water until foamy.

Cholesterol Lowering Egg
1 T. Flax Seed, ground
3 T. Water
Simmer flax seed in boiling water for two minutes. Use immediately.

Eggless Whites
1 T. Plain Agar Powder
1 T. Water.
Dissolve agar into water. Whisk, chill in fridge for 5 minutes, and whisk again.

Using Fruits. Try substituting one ripe mashed banana or 1⁄4 C. apple sauce for each egg. These will add flavor to the recipe so it’s best to use them with sweet, fruitier baked goods.

Eggless Eats

Tofu, Broccoli and Bacon Quiche
You can serve this classic French egg dish, featuring faux bacon and cheese, as a main course anytime of day.

1 Onion, diced
2 T. Vegan Margarine
1 1⁄2 C. Broccoli
2 C. Firm Tofu, drained
2 T. Vegetable Oil
1⁄2 t. Garlic Powder
2 T. Lemon Juice
1 T. Soy Sauce
2 T. Flour
2 T. Nutritional Yeast
3 T. Vegan Parmesan Cheese
1 Drop of Liquid Smoke
1⁄2 C. Vegan Bac-Os
1 Unbaked Vegan Pie Crust

1. Fry the onion in margarine until limp. Steam broccoli until tender.

2. Combine tofu, oil, garlic powder, liquid smoke, lemon juice, soy sauce, flour, vegan Parmesan cheese and nutritional yeast flakes in a processor or blender until creamy. You can add a dash of soymilk or water if the mixture is too thick.

3. Combine flour mixture, strained broccoli, Bac-Os and onions and pour into an unbaked pie crust. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until filling is set in the middle.

Eggless Benedict
Baked tofu makes this a delicious vegan version of another French classic.

1 lb. Extra Firm Tofu
1⁄4 C. Apple Cider Vinegar
1⁄4 t. Salt
1⁄4 C. Olive Oil
4 Vegan English Muffins, toasted
8 Slices Vegan Canadian Bacon
8 Slices Tomato
8 Asparagus Spears, halved

1. Preheat oven to 450. Drain the tofu, cut into 8 slices, and place in an oiled baking dish or pan.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, salt, and olive oil and pour the mixture over the tofu.

3. Bake the tofu for 20 minutes, turning it over after 5 minutes. Pour off any excess liquid and bake the tofu for a few more minutes until crispy.

4. Top each English muffin half with a slice of tofu, Canadian “bacon,” tomato, and 2 asparagus halves. Add an ample spoonful of hollandaise sauce. Serve immediately.

Hollandaise Sauce
4 T. Vegan Margarine
8 oz. Vegan Sour Cream
1⁄2 t. Nutmeg
1⁄2 C. Nutritional Yeast
1 T. Lemon Juice
Pinch Cayenne (optional)

1. Melt the margarine in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir in the nutmeg, cayenne, nutritional yeast, vegan sour cream and lemon juice. Do not allow it to boil.

Eggless Scramble
This simple and delicious recipe was a morning staple in my house growing up. Add fresh vegetables and your favorite soy cheese for an omelet-style meal.

1 T. Oil
1⁄2 Onion, chopped
1 T. Soy Sauce
1⁄2 t. Salt
1⁄4 t. Garlic Powder
1⁄4 t. Turmeric
1 Drop Liquid Smoke
1⁄4 C. Bac-Os or Chopped Soy Bacon
1 T. Nutritional Yeast
1 Package Firm Tofu, drained and crumbled

1. Mix everything but the tofu into a skillet and cook until onion is partially cooked.

2. Add tofu and stir until well blended.

Vegan French Toast
A perfect French toast recipe handed down from my mother. You can barely tell the difference.

1 1⁄2 C. Water
3 T. Flour
1 T. Corn Starch
1 T. Sugar
1 T. Vanilla
1⁄4 t. Salt
1 t. Cinnamon
2 T. Vegan Margarine, melted
1⁄4 t. Turmeric
Day-old Bread

1. Blend all ingredients together with a whisk until smooth.

2. Cook in a sauce pan over medium heat until it thickens like pancake batter.

3. Remove batter from heat and soak bread until wet.

4. Fry until golden brown in greased frying pan.


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