Agedashi Tofu

    35 minutes

    Agedashi tofu is a very old Japanese recipe for deep fried tofu served with a sauce made with dashi granules, mirin and soy sauce.

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    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

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:15min resting  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Place the block of tofu between sheets of kitchen paper towels. 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 then pour over the sauce and sprinkle with spring onion. Enjoy!

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    Great flavor, will make again, BUT I will not pour sauce over the tofu, it gets soggy. It would be better to dip as I go.  -  09 Mar 2019  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)