If you've been reading my blog long enough, then you just know I love nothing more than breakfast. I don't care the time of day as long as it involves pancakes or scrambles or coconut bacon greatness. Today is all about the sandwich I used to eat as a kid. It's basically a fried egg sandwich veganized. And because I love you, I'm giving you two recipes today.
|holler at that sesame seed bagel|
White Bean Sausage
(Makes 8 patties)
15 oz can white beans, rinsed and drained
8 oz tempeh, steamed and crumbled
2 tsp rubbed sage
2 tsp fennel seeds
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp garlic pepper or granulated garlic
1 tsp liquid smoke
½ tsp red pepper flakes
⅛ tsp nutmeg
1 Tbsp fresh minced parsley
½ tsp salt, more or less to taste
pepper to taste
½ cup vital wheat gluten
Combine the beans and tempeh in a mixing bowl and mash until there is a uniform consistency. Add the spices and adjust the salt and pepper accordingly. Stir in the vital wheat gluten and knead for about a minute. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet on medium and add the oil. Form the sausages into thin patties and fry for about three minutes on each side, until cooked through.
Sloppy Breakfast Sandwich
GF Option: Use gluten free English muffins or bagels. Use gluten free sausage.
Class this baby up a bit by adding sautéed greens and fresh tomato and replacing the jam with chipotle mayo or garlic aioli.
14-16 oz firm tofu, drained
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
Black salt (kala namak) to taste
Pepper to taste
4 bagels or English muffins
Vegan cheddar, optional
White Bean Sausage or your favorite sausage
4 Tbsp jam
Squeeze the tofu of excess water and cut into 8 slices. Combine the nutritional yeast and salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle half of the mixture on one side of the tofu. Sprinkle on the pepper. In a large skillet over medium high, heat the olive oil. Add the tofu seasoned side down and fry for about three minutes. Sprinkle the unseasoned side of the tofu with the remaining nutritional yeast mixture and pepper to taste. Flip the tofu and fry for an additional three minutes and remove from heat.
Toast the bagels or muffins. Melt the cheddar on the bottom half of the sandwich. Place two pieces of fried tofu and a sausage patty on the sandwich. Spread jam on the top half of the sandwich and enjoy.