This is a new dish that I didn’t know I needed in my life: Japanese Style Fried Tofu or otherwise known as Agedashi Tofu.
Windchimes Chinese has a version of this that only made me crave this style of tofu more so I found a recipe to try out!
AGEDASHI TOFU (DEEP-FRIED TOFU IN TSUYU BROTH)
Make this traditional Japanese tofu dish at home in just 25 minutes!
Author: Caroline Phelps
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 4 people 1x
Method: Deep fryig
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
ginger (peeled and grated)
green onion or chives (finely chopped)
shiso leaves (chopped) optional
myoga (chopped) optional
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.
This Agedashi Tofu recipe is meant to be enjoyed immediately. The broth can be saved for later, but once the tofu is fried it will not keep in the fridge.
Also if you are more a visual learner here’s a video breaking down how to make this delicious dish too!