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 18 oz, such as a book, 15 fl oz plastic bottled drink, etc.) over the plate . Let sit for about 2 hours.
Place a knife 1/2 in. down the side of the block and slice across. Again place the knife another 1/2 in. down the side and slice across to form three slices.
Heat the oil to 300°F 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 1/2 in. 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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