Agedashi Tofu

Japanese Deep Fried Tofu
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes


1 container Hinoki tofu (soft)

1 cup flour

3/4 cup water

1 package Katsuo Dashi

3 tbsp mirin

3 tbsp light soy sauce

2 tbsp Bonito flakes

1 green onion, chopped

1 tsp grated ginger

1 tbsp grated daikon (optional)

1/2 tsp salt

vegetable oil

Cooking Tools

Deep non-stick pan or fryer

Small mixing bowl

Small sauce pan

Paper towels


Drain tofu from container.  Slice tofu into 1 inch steaks and place tofu slices on paper towels to drain moisture from the tofu on both side. In a small mixing bowl, add flour and salt and mix.  Dredge tofu in flour on all sides and set aside in refrigerator until flour sets, about 15 minutes.  In the meantime, pour water, Katsuo dashi, mirin, light soy sauce and heat on low for 10- 15 minutes.  Pour enough oil into the pan/fryer to fry the tofu.  Fry tofu steaks until golden brown, repeat on the other side. Drain tofu on paper towels to absorb the extra oil.  Slice tofu into cubes (optional) and place into 2 serving bowls and pour about 1/4 cup of sauce around the fried tofu and garnish with chopped green onions, grated ginger, grated daikon and bonito flakes.  Cook’s Note:The ingredients above can be found in a Japanese market.
Serves 2

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