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These don’t taste exactly the same as an egg omelette but are delicious none the less, experiment with your own fillings!
500g of silken tofu, 2 desert spoons nutritional yeast, 1 teaspoon turmeric, 1 level teaspoon black salt (can be omitted if you can’t find any), 60 grams gram flour (chickpea flour), 1 desert spoon cornflour (the white kind, not polenta), 2 cloves garlic (chopped or processed), 4 desert spoons olive oil, A drop of veggie oil, Black pepper to taste.
Filling idea: A punnet of sliced button mushrooms gently fried in garlic, wilted spinach, Easy Peasy Cheesy Sauce.
Makes 4 omelettes
Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes per omelette
For this recipe you can use a food processor, a hand blender or a potato masher (and some patience). If you’re not using a processor then get a mixing bowl ready for your ingredients.
Start by preheating your biggest and best non-stick frying pan with a tiny bit of veggie oil. Add the garlic, tofu, nutritional yeast, olive oil, turmeric, pepper and black salt (this is what makes it eggy) and blend (or mash) until its smooth. Add the gram and corn flour and blend until its all mixed in.
Okay… this is the tricky bit. Slowly spoon a quarter of the omelette mix into the middle of the pan. Gently spread the mix into a rough 15 cm circle with the back of a wooden spoon. Fill in any holes or tears with a little extra mix. Then, if you’re picky like me, wash your spoon and use it to press the sides of the omelette to make it into a neater circle.
Let the omelette fry for 5 minutes before flipping it like a pancake. If your toppings need to melt or wilt you can pop them ontop now. Fry the other side of the omelette for a couple of minutes then slide it out of the pan onto a plate. Add any extra toppings, season and enjoy :).
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