Tofu Scrambled Egg

This recipe more than any other showcases the magic of tofu, turmeric, and a little patience. In just a few minutes, scrambled “eggs” will appear before your eyes!




  1. Press the tofu for an hour or more. For this recipe, it is important that the tofu be is as dense as possible so that it holds together during cooking. After pressing, slice into 1/8-inch wide strips. The slices don’t have to be perfect because they will break up during cooking.
  2. Combine the seasonings in a small bowl. In a skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the seasonings and the milk. Stir for about 1 minute to make a sauce.
  3. Add the tofu. Turn the heat up to medium-high. With a metal spatula, alternate gently separating the tofu slices, distributing the sauce, and then letting the slices sit to cook. Continue cooking for 8–10 minutes, depending on how moist or dry you want the scramble.