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‘Bacon,’ Potato, and Green Onion Frittata

1/4 cup olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
4-5 green onions, chopped with the green and white parts separated
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 medium potatoes, shredded
2 tsp. salt, divided
1/2 tsp. pepper, divided
2 lb. firm tofu
2-3 Tbsp. soy sauce, to taste
4 Tbsp. nutritional yeast (optional)
2-3 Tbsp. faux bacon bits (try Bacos)

• Preheat the oven to 350°F.
• In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and the white part of the green onions and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic and heat for another 30 seconds. Increase the heat to medium-high and add the potatoes, 1 tsp. of the salt, and 1/4 tsp. of the pepper. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, flipping the potatoes regularly until they are well-browned.
• Blend the remaining salt and pepper, the tofu, soy sauce, and nutritional yeast in a food processor until they are creamy. Fold in the faux bacon bits, the green part of the green onions, and the fried potatoes and pour the mixture into a large, oiled pie or tart pan. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until the center is firm.
• Allow the frittata to cool for 10 minutes then invert it onto a serving plate.

Makes 6 servings

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      • SuziCat says:

        There’s always someone who thinks they are open-minded so much so that they are closed-minded about everyone else. Loosen up, Su – give us all, and yourself, a break.

      • Audrey Lanning says:

        This is seriously one of the most amazing things I have ever made. I had been looking for something to make for breakfast and this hit the spot! A little on the salty side but absolutely delicious!

      • Terri says:

        As a new vegan at 52 years-old, I totally agree that faux meat products are great. The decision to become vegan is both physical and psychological and it helps greatly to have products that I can use to wean myself from meat. The taste of meat is definitely a strong memory which causes me to crave it. Faux meat products are a necessity for me.

      • un-dharma says:

        there is no ethical problem with liking the taste of salt, liquid smoke, “and other natural flavors”

      • Mark says:

        Lighten up Susan. Its not that black or white. Many vegetarians aren’t against the taste of meat, it’s the slaughter and mass consumption of innocent animals we’re against. There is nothing wrong with faux meat products.

      • Lindsey says:

        I don’t find it hypocritical at all. Lots of people are vegan because they don’t want animals to suffer, not because they don’t like the taste of something. If one can occasionally get the taste of “bacon” and no pig suffered and died for it, why not?

      • Cindy Troy says:

        Bacos is a soy protein. Has nothing to do with real bacon. All faux meat is either crumbles,hamburgers, hot dogs etc. Nothing cruel about it!!

      • Kara Elle says:

        @Susan: As a vegan, I did not stop eating meat because I didn’t like the taste. I stopped eating it because I became aware of how cruel it was to pay someone else to take the life of another living, sentient being for my glutton. If we can get the same textures and flavors from plant sources, why wouldn’t we eat it? This is especially helpful for those who are new to a vegan or vegetarian diet. We grow accustomed to these specific flavors, textures, and meals, and thanks to meat/cheese replacers, we are able to eat these familiar textures and flavors without causing any harm to the animals.

      • Scott says:

        It’s not hypocritical. There’s nothing ethically wrong with liking the taste of anything. The process of getting that taste is the issue. This recipe sounds great by the way!

      • Linda Trzybinski says:

        I disagree with Susan Traynor. Just because one feels compelled to avoid harming animals in any way, which includes eating them, does not mean that they don’t taste good and one has been raised eating meat and is used to that taste and appreciates that taste, what the heck harm is done in trying to recreate that taste? Appreciating the taste of meat and dairy doesn’t harm the animal! Don’t be such a hard-a**!

      • Susan Traynor says:

        I find it hypocritical for PETA to be giving out recipes with faux bacon. Either you eat meat or you do not. Why pretend with liking the taste but avoiding the real deal? Either eat meat or not.

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