The Vegan Breakfast Sandwich of Your Dreams

The BEST Vegan Fried Egg + Breakfast Sandwich //

You guyyyyyyyyyssssss!  I’ve been on a quest for the past three years to perfect a vegan fried egg – aka, one of the biggest reasons I thought I could “never go vegan”.

Don’t get me wrong; there are a ton of really great recipes for vegan fried eggs out there, but none of them seemed to provide exactly what I wanted: a dead-on eggy taste and goopey, dripping yolk just begging for toast dippin’.  This was the vegan fried egg I was after, and friends, I think I’ve got it down.

The BEST Vegan Fried Egg + Breakfast Sandwich //

One of the main reasons I wanted to make my perfect vegan fried egg was because I wanted to make one of those greasy, messy, yet totally delicious breakfast sandwiches, like the kind you’d grab at Wawa or the drive-thru on your way to work or school when you’re running late.  I swear it was the best part of being late.

These sandwiches were hands-down my FAVORITE breakfast growing up which is why I am  so super pumped to share this breakfast sandwich recipe with the best vegan fried egg you’ll ever have!

The BEST Vegan Fried Egg + Breakfast Sandwich //

So, how did we achieve the scientific miracle of a vegan fried egg?

  1. First, you make your yolk. Just boil up a small potato and carrot, blend ’em with some olive oil, veg broth, black pepper, turmeric, nutritional yeast, and (the star of the show) Indian black salt (also called kala namak) You can find this at Indian spice shops or online; it’s what adds that dead-on eggy taste. We ordered ours off Amazon here.  I swear this recipe is magic.  When I tried first tried it, I was leaping for joy.  Literally, there is zero exaggeration in that statement.  You can ask T.
  2. Next, make your egg whites.  This part is simple.  Cut a block of extra firm tofu into 4 long rectangles and use a round cookie cutter or a mason jar lid to cut egg-sized circles from the tofu.
  3. Now it’s time to inject the egg whites with the yolk. Okay, don’t let me lose you here.  This part is easier than it sounds.  All you need is one of those flavor injector gadgets people use to flavor meats and the like.  We got ours for cheap at our local grocery store; it’s really similar to this one on Amazon.  Fill the injector with yolk, pierce the side of your egg white and fill it up until a lump appears.
  4. Finally, fry it up!  Simply heat up some oil in a pan, add the eggs,  and sprinkle with some onion powder, black pepper, and more kala namak. Then, flip ’em and repeat until the egg is nice, crispy, and looks oh so creepily (or awesome-ly) like a fried egg.

There you have it. This is the vegan fried egg of my dreams, perfectly crafted for these gloriously messy breakfast sandwiches.

Once you have your eggs, the rest is all assembly. Choose your favorite vegan breakfast meat (we fried up some leftover seitan ham) and cheese slices (ours are Daiya), and load it all onto a toasty English muffin.

The BEST Vegan Fried Egg + Breakfast Sandwich //

When you make this vegan fried egg recipe, let us know!

But don’t just take my word for it; you have GOT to try this recipe to believe it for yourself!  And when you do, I wanna hear about it!  Tag us in your seriously epic photos on Instagram (we’re @theplantpowercouple, with the ‘the’) or Facebook (just Plant Power Couple there).  Can’t wait to see how you’re going to kick breakfast’s ass!

Yield: 4 sandwiches

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    For the yolk:
  • 1 potato, peeled & diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled & diced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp kala namak
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • For the egg white:
  • 1 block extra firm tofu, drained
  • kala namak
  • black pepper
  • onion powder
  • refined coconut oil (for frying)
  • For the sandwich:
  • English muffins (check ingredients to ensure vegan friendliness)
  • thinly sliced seitan ham
  • vegan cheddar slices(We used Daiya .)


  1. Make the yolk: Get a large pot of water boiling and add your peeled and diced veggies. Boil for 15 minutes, or until veggies are fork tender. Strain the veggies, reserving the water in a large bowl, and add them to a food processor. Add the remainder of the ingredients to the food processor including 1/4 cup of the reserved water. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust flavors as necessary.
  2. Make the egg whites: Drain your tofu and slice it into four 1/2-inch-thick rectangles. Use the top of a large mason jar or circular cookie cutter to cut the tofu into circles about the size of a fried egg. Save the scraps for scrambles or air fry them for a quick snack!
  3. Next, stuff the eggs: Load a flavor injector with the yolk mixture and carefully pierce the side of the tofu circle with it. You want the tip of the injector to reach just past the middle of the circle. VERY carefully move the tofu from side to side (not the injector). This will create a nice little pocket for the yolk. Next, carefully inject the yolk into the tofu. Do this very slowly and stop as soon as you see a lump form in the tofu.
  4. Cook the eggs: Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet and carefully add your eggs. Cook for a few minutes, until you see the sides start to brown. Then, sprinkle a generous amount of kala namak, onion powder, and black pepper and carefully flip your egg. Cook for a few more minutes, until that side's edges start to brown. Then, sprinkle the spices on this side and flip again. Keep flipping until you have a nice egg-looking patty.
  5. Finally, assemble your sandwich: Toast the English Muffin and saute the seitan ham slices. Place an egg on a freshly toasted English muffin, top with seitan and vegan cheese, and enjoy!

18 thoughts on “The Vegan Breakfast Sandwich of Your Dreams

  1. This looks so good. It’s on my list to make very soon. Do you know you can get kala namak in Indian grocery stores? Also pink kala namik. Thank you so much for the delicious recipe
    1. Hi, Kam! Thank you so much. :) Yes, you can definitely find kala namak at Indian grocery stores! It's called black salt but is pink. That part surprised us lol. Hope you enjoy the recipe!
    1. There's nothing else I can think of to inject the yolk, but you can always serve the yolk on the side as a spread for the sandwich or dip for your tofu eggs and toast! I've done that a few times, actually. Still super tasty! Hope that helps!
    1. Hi, Casey! Thanks so much; the yolk is our favorite part of this recipe - so real! :) You can totally make it ahead of time, and I freeze it quite often. The recipe makes more than you'll need for the eggs, so I use the leftovers for toast dipping or more vegan fried eggs. Enjoy!
  2. I just made this and I loved it. I tried injecting the tofu with a medicine dispenser. I used a knife to cut a hole right through the middle of the tofu. I got some of the egg mixture in, but not enough for my liking. I added the mixture on top of the tofu. Super delicious. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! Peggy
  3. 🙌🙌🙌 this is the vegan fried egg recipe of my dreams! I've always been scared to try a fried egg recipe because they usually look too complicated and/or not exactly what I was looking for. I used to always fry up a an over medium egg and cut it up and put it between two slices of buttered toast and I have missed it so much. This yolk recipe is INSANELY. JUST. LIKE. EGG YOLK. While I didn't have an injector like this recipe uses, I loved the idea and can't wait to try it. But for now, like I said I used to just cut up the egg anyways so using this recipe I made the yolk, then cut up my tofu and fried it in the pan with the seasonings. I then added a couple tablespoons of the yolk recipe to the pan so I would have some of that 'cooked' yolk mixed in with it. I then put it on my toast and drizzled more yolk on top. I wanted to CRY because this was EXACTLY like the fried egg sandwich I used to make all of the time! This recipe is definitely a staple in my kitchen now. My non vegan fiance also thought this was amazingly just like fried eggs, he said it was even better! We've both been over the moon all day about how incredible it is. Okay, I'll stop now. Bye. Thanks so much for making this 🖤
    1. OMG Sara!! I feel like we get each other. I am so freakin' thrilled to hear every second of your experience with this vegan egg! And I am TOTALLY giving that sandwich idea a try, like the minute I wake up in the morning. :) You are so very welcome for the recipe; thanks for completely making my day with your kind words!
  4. Hi, I tried this egg recipe today and outside of having a tough time injecting the yoke, the egg itself was awesome! Really good! I realized that I forgot to move the tofu back and forth and will try again soon! Definitely a keeper! Thanks!
    1. So happy you enjoyed it, Tom! Yea, injecting the yolk can be tricky to get down. Thicker slices of tofu sometimes help this, but when all else fails, I just plop a little yolk on top of the egg white when it's finished cooking. :)
  5. I HAVE to try this. I was just saying to my hubby the other day, I don’t miss any non-vegan food but sometimes I want a fried egg. I am wondering if I could use chickpea tofu instead or another sub? Soy tends to bother my stomach. I often do chickpea flour omelets with black salt as an “egg” sub. It wouldn’t have the white color, though. Hmm. Maybe white bean tofu? Is that a thing? lol.
    1. Hey, Kells! I totally hear you on the fried egg. It used to be a huge staple of my diet, so this recipe was super exciting for me too. :) I can't say for sure on the chickpea flour sub, as I've never had much luck with chickpea flour omelets (yet!). I don't know about white bean tofu, but I HAVE seen both chickpea tofu and hemp tofu. T tells me there's also one made from pumpkin seeds? Definitely worth looking into! Worst case scenario, you can make the yolk sauce and dip your toast in it which - for me - is the best part of this whole recipe hehe. :) If you try any variations, we'd love to hear how it goes!
  6. I am late to this party, but this sandwich was amazing!! I substituted vegan sausage instead of seitan ham. With my extra yolk, I froze it in an ice cube tray for individual eggs the next time. Question, I pressed my tofu and I had trouble with the tofu crumbling when I inserted the yolk. Should I not press the tofu next time? Thanks!
    1. Yaaaas, Lauren! I'm super excited to hear how much you love the sandwich, and that ice cube tray trick is absolutely brilliant. Totally trying that next time we make this (which will probably be soon because I can't live without it for long, haha!). To help with the tofu crumbling, you may want to try cutting thicker slices and/or not pressing it at all. Also, be sure you're not using tofu that has been frozen because that crumbles easier. Hope this helps! :)

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