Sunday, April 19, 2009

cheezy tofu bagel sandwich

Yay our first blog post! Tom loves sandwiches, and I'm a particular fan of the breakfast variety, so we're starting things off with this tasty, cheezy, tofu bagel sandwich. We ate this for dinner, but I would place it in the breakfast arena because of its "eggy" tofu patties.


12 oz silken tofu
1 tbs nutritional yeast
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 tbs olive oil

1 medium sized onion
2 Bagels

1 recipe cheezy sauce or 2 slices vegan cheese
note: we used the cheezy sauce recipe from Veganomicon

recipe makes two sandwiches

Cut the onion into slices. Heat 1 tbs olive oil in a frying pan and toss in onions. Stir until coated with oil and allow to cook.

Put tofu, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper in food processor and blend. Pour remaining 1 tbs olive oil in frying pan and tilt until oil coats bottom. Next is the tricky part. Using a 1 tbs measuring spoon, scoop out tofu mixture and drop into pan (watch out for hot, oil splatters!). Place 3-4 seperate tbs in pan depending on size (see picture).

Allow to sit 4 minutes before touching with spatula or fork. When edges begin to brown and pull away from pan, gently slide fork or spatula under mixture and flip. Don't worry if it gets a little messy, think of it like cooking an egg, not a pancake. Cook until both sides are browned and remove. Continue process until tofu mixture is used up (see picture).

Toast bagels, then load up with tofu patties, cheezy sauce, and grilled onions. enjoy!


  1. It ain't a Tommy Abrams recipe until you add some BBQ sauce!

  2. BBQ does go quite well on these sandwiches! I'm a bigger fan of ketchup, but Tom definitely goes for good 'ol Sweet Baby Rays.

  3. Hmm. I've never thought of putting tofu in a blender. Interesting.

  4. Oh Tom, if you really love sandwiches, you should join in on the fun at:

    ...record all of the sandwiches you eat!

  5. Oh, and when we made the blended tofu patties it turned out great! It just was tricky to cook

  6. Eric,

    It is a little tricky to cook, as I said in the post. However, even if they get a little messy, they still come out kind of eggy in texture and real tasty. I think the most important thing is not to touch them until they've cooked on the skillet for at least 4 minutes. Once they've got a little bit of a skin on them it's okay to start flipping them.

    Mmmm breakfast sandwiches.

  7. yay! i love your blog already!