Homemade Atsuage

Fried Tofu

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Preparation info

  • Serves:

    2–4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

    • Ready in

      35 min

Appears in

Japanese Food Made Easy

Japanese Food Made Easy

By Aya Nishimura

Published 2020

  • About

Although you can buy atsuage (chunky fried tofu) in some supermarkets and health-food stores, I have found that the atsuage from Asian grocery stores is of better quality.

Ingredients

Fresh

  • 640 g (1 lb 6 oz) firm tofu (also called momen tofu), cut into 8 large cubes

Method

Wrap the tofu in a clean, thick, cotton tea towel and place it on a baking tray for some of the excess liquid to drain away.

Heat the sunflower oil in a deep saucepan over medium–high heat until it reaches 180°C (350°F).

While the oil is heating, prepare the sauce. Mix the