Hampton Creek recently released a frozen patty version of its Just Egg, and we just had to eat it! Get our review right here.
Hey, y'all! Welcome to the very first episode of Talkin' Tofu! We are excited that you're here.
Frozen Just Egg review
The Just Egg that we are reviewing here is the frozen version that comes in pre-made patties.
So, Dave and I did something a little weird with these Just Egg patties. We microwaved them, as the directions suggested. And then, rather than put them into a breakfast sandwich, we sure did eat them off of tiny plates with forks.
Like aliens might do.
But long story short on these patties: we loved them!
We both found the texture much fluffier and more egg-like than the Just Egg from the bottle. The bottled Just Egg is good, but it's very easy to overcook, which makes it turn gummy.
The texture was a spot-on egg texture that I remember, and Dave agreed that they nailed the texture.
My only note on these was that I felt like they had a beany aftertaste when we ate them on their own. In an egg sandwich, I didn't get that aftertaste. The bagel must have drowned it right out.
Dave, though, says he noticed an aftertaste when we had them in sandwich. But then he called it a during-taste. Which I think is just...flavor?
Whether it was a before-, during-, or aftertaste, it didn't hamper our enjoyment of these patties. They're a regular part of our weekend brunch rotation now.
About those noodle bowls and tacos
At the time of recording, these recipes weren't published on the blog, but they are both live now!
The tofu noodle bowls were actually Dave's idea, and I love how easy they have been to whip up! They use quick-cooking noodles as the base.
You top them off with air fryer (or roasted) tofu and bok choy and sweet chili sauce. And y'all, they are a new staple around here!
The plantain tacos, were, as Dave would say "a banger". But Dave actually wouldn't say that about these particular tacos because my husband does not like maduros.
The kid and I, on the other hand, are obsessed with these tacos. They star sweet plantains, slightly crunchy roasted black beans, sweet pickled onions, and creamy sliced avocado.
OK, real talk: my kid doesn't like tacos?
But he sure did devour all the fillings for this taco. He just doesn't like his food served in a tortilla. I'm sure that he will see reason on this matter as his palate matures.
Dave doesn't know what a cruciferous vegetable is.
While we were talking about those noodle bowls, I casually mentioned that we made them with cabbage at first. But then, when our kid decided he hates cooked cabbage, I used a different cruciferous vegetable: bok choy.
But what's a cruciferous vegetable?
A cruciferous vegetable is any veggie related to cabbage. Basically, they're vegetable that smell vaguely (or strongly) of cabbage when you cook them.
The NIH has a list of them, but here are my favorite ones:
- bok choy
- Brussels sprouts
- collard greens
Cruciferous vegetables are super healthy, and we cook with them often!
But that's not what we were cooking the night we recorded this episode. That night, we cooked up some Just Egg patties to try.
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