Agedashi tofu

    25 min

    This Japanese starter is easy to do and a delicious use of tofu. Crispy fried cubes of tofu are served with a tasty sauce and chopped spring onion.


    Yorkshire, England, UK
    5 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 280g silken firm tofu
    • plain flour, as needed
    • 500ml water
    • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons mirin
    • 1 teaspoon dashi granules
    • vegetable oil, for frying
    • 2 spring onions, chopped

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:15min resting  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Place the block of tofu between sheets of kitchen paper. Cover with a heavy object (a cutting board, a dish filled with water, etc.) and press for 15 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, combine the water, soy sauce, mirin and dashi. Bring to the boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and set aside.
    3. Remove the kitchen paper and cut the tofu into 1 to 2cm cubes. Lightly coat the cubed tofu in flour.
    4. Heat the oil for deep frying. Fry the tofu for 4 to 6 minutes, or until golden brown. Fry in batches if needed, so as not to overcrowd the pan.
    5. Place the fried tofu in a serving dish and pour over the sauce and sprinkle with spring onion. Enjoy!

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