deep-fried tofu pouch
- Serves: 2
- Calories: 270 kcal
- Total Time: 2 h 25 m
- Prep: 2 h 5 m
- Cook: 20 m
- Japanese: Abura-age
Put the tofu on a tray. To drain water from the tofu, first put a plate over it. Then, put a heavy thing (about 500 g, such as a book, 450 ml plastic bottled drink, etc.) over the plate . Let sit for about 2 hours.
Place a knife 1 cm. down the side of the block and slice across. Again place the knife another 1 cm. down the side and slice across to form three slices.
Heat the oil to 150°C and deep-fry the three tofu slices for 10 minutes. Deep-fry the opposite side for about 7 minutes. Remove from the pan and drain on a rack.
Slice the deep-fried tofu pouch (abura-age) across into about 1.5 cm. strips.
(Optional) This can be served in two ways. Either sprinkle the tofu with the grated ginger and pour soy sauce over it. Or, serve the grated ginger and soy sauce in a separate small dish. Dip the abura-age into the dipping sauce as you eat it.
This delicious dish has the taste of soybeans. Although it is deep-fried, it is light. It can be used in miso soup, simmered dishes, etc. If used, the ginger and soy sauce suits the deep-fried tofu pouch (abura-age) very well.
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