Agedashi Tofu Recipe – Japanese Special
This quick and easy Japanese fried tofu recipe is a great appetizer. Crispy fried cubes of tofu are served with a tasty sauce and chopped green onion.
- Prep Time15 min
- Cook Time10 min
- Total Time25 min
Agedashi Tofu Ingredients :
- Two 12-ounce box silken tofu (drained)
- potato starch or cornstarch (for dusting)
- oil (for frying)
- 1 cup dashi stock
- 2 tablespoons mirin
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
How To Make Agedashi Tofu
Drain the tofu and then wrap it in paper towels and place in a strainer for 30 minutes to remove excess moisture. Cut the tofu into four pieces, dry again with paper towels, then coat with the potato starch.
Heat the oil to a suitable temperature for deep-frying (around 340 degrees). Carefully put the tofu pieces in to fry and when they turn golden, remove and drain on paper towels to remove excess oil.
In a small pan heat up the dashi stock, mirin, soy sauce, sugar and salt. Bring to the boil, ensuring that the sugar has dissolved.
Divide the tofu among four bowls. Pour a little of the hot broth into each bowl and garnish with the grated daikon, a dab of grated ginger, shiso, myoga, and green onion to taste.